Shinpei Goto

Shinpei Goto

Birth
Ōshū-shi, Iwate, Japan
Death 13 Apr 1929 (aged 71)
Kyoto, Kyōto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
Burial Minato-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Memorial ID 6135010 · View Source
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Politician and physician. He served in a wide variety of capacities, including as Head of Sanitation Bureau (part of the Home Ministry) from 1890 to 1892 and again from 1895 to 1898. He was the head of civilian administration of Taiwan from 1898 to 1906 and became the first president of the Manchurian Railway in 1906. Goto had accompanied General Baron Gentaro Kodama, a military man of unusual distinction, and served as his civil administrator and deputy in all but purely military matters. For six years these two men relentlessly carried through a program designed to reorganize the Formosan administration, economy, and social life. No Formosan family remained untouched. One of Goto's first moves was to establish a medical school at Taipei, which offered a short course to train men urgently needed for the proposed island wide public health clean-up campaign. He advertised for students, offering each a small monthly subsidy. Later in his career, Goto also served as the mayor of Tokyo city and the Minister of Home Affairs.

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  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6135010
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shinpei Goto (24 Jul 1857–13 Apr 1929), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6135010, citing Aoyama Cemetery, Minato-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .