Shimazu Nariakira

Shimazu Nariakira (島津 斉彬?, April 28, 1809 – August 24, 1858) was a Japanese feudal lord (daimyō) of the Edo period, the 28th in the line of Shimazu clan lords of Satsuma Domain. He was renowned as an intelligent and wise lord, and was greatly interested in Western learning and technology. He was enshrined after death as the Shinto kami Terukuni Daimyōjin (照国大明神?) in May 1863.

Read more about Shimazu Nariakira:  Early Life and Rise To Power, Love of Education and Western Culture, Associates and Death

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Shimazu Nariakira - Love of Education and Western Culture
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... In the course of his life, Nariakira made many friends in high places ... in regards to Japan’s national military defense and was the one who placed Nariakira in charge of Satsuma’s dealing with the Ryūkyū Western Trade Treaty crisis ... Abe, and indirectly, the Tokugawa shogun, were disturbed by Nariakira’s removal from responsibility over the Ryūkyū Western Trade Treaty crisis because their policy concerning the crisis was ...