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Tsugumichi Saigo
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1843
Death: Jul. 18, 1902

Military officer, statesman, and later genro (elder statesman). Born in Kagoshima, the son of a samurai of the Kagoshima Clan. Influenced by his elder brother Takamori, he took part in the sonno joi undo (movement to revere the emperor and expel the barbarians). After serving in the Boshin War, he started to work for the new government. In 1874, he commanded the Taiwan Expedition as an lieutenant general. During the Satsuma Rebellion, he did not join his brother Takamori but remained on the side of the government. He successively held ministerial posts as education, war and agriculture and commerce minister. In 1885, when the cabinet system was adopted, he became the navy minister in the first Ito cabinet. In 1894, he became an admiral. He served in the Sino-Japanese War as navy minister, and in the following year received the title of koshaku (marquis) in recognition of his distinguished services during the war. In 1898, he became a fleet admiral. Serving as the navy minister for 10 years in total, he focused on the development and reform of the navy.

Source: National Diet Library website

Tama Cemetery
Fuchu City
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Feb 11, 2010
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Tsugumichi Saigo
Added by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
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From the Great-Great Grandson of your older brother LeRoy A.
- Mr. Badger Hawkeye
 Added: Feb. 13, 2010
In honor of your service to your country. LeRoy A.
- Mr. Badger Hawkeye
 Added: Feb. 11, 2010

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