KAETSU Ujifusa

Date of Birth and Death
1834 - Octover 30, 1908
Birthplace (modern name)
Kumamoto
Occupation, Status
Statesman

Description

Statesman. Born in Kumamoto (in 1833 according to one source). Studied under Shonan Yokoi. After the Meiji Restoration, he held a succession of prefectural governorships. Later he entered local politics and worked to promote the development of the region. He established Midorikawa Seishijo (silk-reeling company) and Hirotoriko (private school). In 1880 he became chairman of the prefectural assembly. In 1882 he formed the Kyushu Kaishin-to party in Kumamoto Prefecture. In 1893 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives and worked for the laying of railway lines in Kyushu. His daughter, Taka, was engaged in the education of women and founded a women's commercial school (later Kaetsu Gakuen).

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KAETSU Ujifusa

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