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 Hirobumi Ito

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Hirobumi Ito Famous memorial

Birth
Hikari-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan
Death
26 Oct 1909 (aged 68)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Burial
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Memorial ID
190328820 View Source

1st Prime Minister of Japan. He served in the position four separate times. First, from December 2, 1885 to April 30, 1888 when the position was established; second, from August 8, 1892 to August 31, 1896. third, from January 12, 1898 to June 30, 1898 and last from October 19, 1900 to May 10, 1901. He also served as intermittent President of Japan's Privy Council and the first Resident-General of Korea on December 21, 1905. Prior to becoming prime minister, he was a student at Shōkasonjuku Academy and studied at the University College London. In 1868 he was appointed governor of the Hyōgo Prefecture, junior councilor for Foreign Affairs, and sent to the United States in 1870 to study the currency system. Returning to Japan in 1871, he established Japan's taxation system. He was made Minister of Public Works and in 1875 chairman of the first Assembly of Prefect Governors. In 1881 he secured a central position in the Meiji government and leaving himself in unchallenged control. He also held the positions of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and President of the House of Peers. As prime minister he is best remembered for his international activities. They included supporting the First Sino-Japanese War and negotiating the Treaty of Shimonoseki in March 1895. He also brought about the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of 1894. During his fourth term he grew weary of the political bickering among the parties and resigned. However, he continued as President of the Privy Council where he wielded enormous informal power within the government. He is also remembered for his accomplishments as Resident-General of Korea. These included the the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1905 and 1907. These treaties may have led to his assassination at the Harbin railway station in China by a Korean nationalist.

1st Prime Minister of Japan. He served in the position four separate times. First, from December 2, 1885 to April 30, 1888 when the position was established; second, from August 8, 1892 to August 31, 1896. third, from January 12, 1898 to June 30, 1898 and last from October 19, 1900 to May 10, 1901. He also served as intermittent President of Japan's Privy Council and the first Resident-General of Korea on December 21, 1905. Prior to becoming prime minister, he was a student at Shōkasonjuku Academy and studied at the University College London. In 1868 he was appointed governor of the Hyōgo Prefecture, junior councilor for Foreign Affairs, and sent to the United States in 1870 to study the currency system. Returning to Japan in 1871, he established Japan's taxation system. He was made Minister of Public Works and in 1875 chairman of the first Assembly of Prefect Governors. In 1881 he secured a central position in the Meiji government and leaving himself in unchallenged control. He also held the positions of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and President of the House of Peers. As prime minister he is best remembered for his international activities. They included supporting the First Sino-Japanese War and negotiating the Treaty of Shimonoseki in March 1895. He also brought about the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of 1894. During his fourth term he grew weary of the political bickering among the parties and resigned. However, he continued as President of the Privy Council where he wielded enormous informal power within the government. He is also remembered for his accomplishments as Resident-General of Korea. These included the the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1905 and 1907. These treaties may have led to his assassination at the Harbin railway station in China by a Korean nationalist.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: letemrip
  • Added: 4 Jun 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 190328820
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190328820/hirobumi-ito: accessed ), memorial page for Hirobumi Ito (16 Oct 1841–26 Oct 1909), Find a Grave Memorial ID 190328820, citing Graveyard of Duke Hirofumi Ito, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan; Maintained by Find a Grave .