Date of Birth and Death
June 13, 1855 - April 13, 1905
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Occupation, Status
Scholar (Social Science) , Journalist , Statesman
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Economist, historian, and statesman. Born in Tokyo as the son of a vassal of the Shogun. Although he had at first wanted to become a physician, he started to write the "Nihon kaika shoshi" (Short History of Japanese Civilization) (1877-82) and "Jiyu Koeki Nihon Keizai Ron" (A Free Trade Policy For Japan) (1878), while learning economics and English in the Translation Bureau of Ministry of Finance. He resigned from the office in 1878 and founded the Keizai Zasshi-sha in the following year, issuing the "Tokyo keizai zasshi" (Tokyo Journal of Economics). He published many articles and contributed to the foundation of the former Tokyo Stock Exchange and management of railway companies. He served as a member of the House of Representatives after 1894. He also reproduced and edited some voluminous historical libraries such as "the Gunsho ruiju" (Classified Collection of Japanese Classics) (1894) and "the Kokushi taikei" (1901). Jur. d..


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