MORIYAMA Takichiro

Date of Birth and Death
July 10, 1820 - May 5, 1871
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Occupation, Status
Scholar (Human Science)
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Interpreter in the final days of the Tokugawa regime. Born into a family of Dutch-Japanese interpreters and became an assistant interpreter. In 1852, he studied English from the American Ranald MacDonald, who had been shipwrecked in Japan. He compiled an English-Japanese dictionary starting in 1855. When Perry and Putiatin visited Japan, he served as an interpreter. He accompanied a mission to Europe in 1861. He opened a private school for the study of English where he taught Tsuda Sen, Fukuchi Genichiro, and others.


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