Japanese Nobility

Posted: 10th October 2017

Japanese Nobility.

THE JAPANESE TITLED NOBILITY: A ROLL OF JAPANESE NOBLE FAMILIES FROM 1880 to 1947.

The new and modern Japanese nobility was created in 1869, creating 2 classes:

  • The Kazoku: merging the Daimyo (Feudal Lords) and Kuge (Nobility comprised of Courtiers and High Civil Servants)
  • The Shizoku: formerly they were called Samurai (military nobility, similar in some ways to the European concept of nobility of the Sword).
  • Right to award Titles of Nobility by the Japanese Emperor:
  • The 1889 Japanese Constitution, article 15, gave the Emperor the right to award and confer titles of nobility:
  • Princes (koshaku), awarded to 1° collateral branches of the Imperial Family (see above), 2° the 5 sekke (the 5 FUJIWARA Noble Houses who ruled Japan as Shogun): ICHIJO, KONOE, KUJO, NIJO and TAKATSUKASA, 3° the most prominent members of the Shogunal TOKUGAWA House, 4° the former Imperial House of KOREA: RI (or LEE or YI), 5° individuals who merited from the State, whatever their previous status: ITO, MOORI (MORI), SANJO, SHIMAZU, TOKUDAIJI, YAMAGATA.
  • Marquess (Koshaku), awarded to 1° minor non-heir branches of the Imperial Family: TSUKUBA, YAMASHINA, 2° the primary branches (Sanke) of the TOKUGAWA House, 3° the families who enjoyed the status of Chancellor (Daijodaijin) in the State Council (Daijokan): NAKAYAMA, 4° the daimyo (domain lords) with the largest rice revenues: HOSOKAWA, IKEDA, MAEDA, YAMAUCHI , 5° the former Royal House of RYU KYU: SHO, 6° prominent individuals, whatever their previous status: DATE, KIDO, OKUBO, SAIGO, SHIJO
  • Count (Hakushaku), awarded to 1° minor non-heir branches of the Imperial Family: KASHIMA, KATSURAGI, YAMASHINA, 2° secondary branches (sankyo) of the TOKUGAWA and FUJIWARA Houses: REIZEI (Fujiwara), 3° the families who enjoyed the status of Senior Councellor (dainagon) in the State Council (daijokan), 4° the daimyo (domain lords) with important rice revenues: MATSUDAIRA, NANBU, (NAMBU?), OGASAWARA, OMURA, SAKAI, SHIMAZU, TODA, 5° prominent individuals, whatever their previous status: DATE, ITO, YANAGIWARA
  • Viscount (Shishaku), awarded to 1° the other kuge (Court nobles), 2° to the daimyo (domain lords) with the smallest rice revenues
  • Baron (Danshaku)

By the year 1930, the total peerage and nobility of Imperial Japan was comprised of 961 peers: 18 Princes without Imperial Rank, 1 Duke, 41 marquises, 109 counts, 380 viscounts, and 412 Barons.

The Japanese Nobility was abolished by the New Constitution of Japan of the 3rd of November of 1946, specifically in the article 14, 2) which explained that "peers and peerages shall not be recognised", and article 14, 3) which affirms that "no privilege shall accompany any award of honour, decoration or any distinction, nor shall any such award be valid beyond the lifetime of the individual who now holds or hereafter may receive it." The Constitution produced legally valid effects from the 3rd of May of 1947 onwards.

As a result, the current nobility is composed of an historical nobility comprised of the descendants of the formerly titled nobility.

OFFICIAL ROLL OF JAPANESE NOBILITY AND NOBLE TITLES BEFORE THE 1946 ABOLITION: WHO IS WHO OF THE FORMER AND ANCIENT NOBILITY OF JAPAN

In this roll, the members of the nobility that are mentioned will include members of the Japanese and Korean Imperial Families, as well as Members of the Imperial Family of Manchukuo (a former Puppet Japanese State in northeast China).

Shogunal families from the Fujiwara and Tokugawa clans and families will also be listed.

The Japanese Feudal Nobility (Daimyos) and the Military or Sword Nobility (Samurais) shall be part of this list too.

The new nobility created by the Emperors.

We ask our readers to be patient and understanding. This compilation is quite complete and is very helpful, but it is not exhaustive, and it is product of our personal research as scholars and researchers of nobility in history.

Japanese and Korean Imperial Families

The 14 Japanese Princely Families listed below were genealogically related to the Japanese and Korean Imperial Families with living members still alive in the period 1885-1946. These prominent families of the Japanese Nobility were mentioned frequently in British, French, German, USA, Spanish and Italian Newspapers, Reference Books, and Diplomatic Almanacs and Government Guides, as most of the members of these Japanese noble families held political and military positions of the highest importance.

HIH Prince Sadanaru, 21st Prince FUSHIMI, General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1908-1918), Keeper of the Great Seal a.i. ( 1914), Lt General, Commander of the 1st Division in Tokyo.

HIH Prince Hiroyasu, 23rd Prince FUSHIMI, Admiral, Chief of Staff of the Navy ( 1932-1939), Member of the Council of the Marshalls ( 1921-1925, 1933-1937), Member of the Supreme War Council. ( 1928-1932), Commander of the Naval Prefecture of Sasebo ( 1925-1926).

HIH Prince Taruhito, 9th Prince ARISUGAWA, Major General then Marshall or Field Marshall, Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1887-1895), Second President of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886)

HIH Prince Yasuhiko, 1st Prince ASAKA, Lt General, President of the Supreme War Council ( 1944), Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1937), Commander of the Division of the Imperial Guard.

HIH Prince Morihiro, 2nd Prince HIGASHIKUNI, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1937), Commander of the 4th Division in Osaka ( 1936)

HIH Prince Kotohito, 6th Prince KANIN, General, Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1932-1934), Member of the Council of Marshalls ( 1921-1934), Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1914-1918).

HIH Prince Haruhito, 7th Prince KANIN, Cavalry Lt Col, President of the Supreme War Council ( 1942-1943), Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1936-1937), Member of the Council of the Marshalls.

HIH Prince Yoshihiza, 2nd Prince KITASHIRAKAWA, Lt General, Commander of the Division of the Guard in Tokyo ( 1896), Lt General, Commander of the 4th Division in Osaka ( 1895), Commander of the 6th Division in Yokusaka ( 1894).

HIH Prince Akihito, Prince KOMATSU, Marshall, Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1896-1898), Marshall, Commander of the Division of the Guard in Tokyo ( 1893-1895).

HIH Prince Yorihito, Prince KOMATSU, Member of the Council of Marshalls ( 1902-1903), General, President of the Military Council ( 1899-1901).

HIH Prince Kuniyoshi, 2nd Prince KUNI, Lt General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1921-1929)

HIH Prince Asaakira, 3rd Prince KUNI, Commander in Chief of the Navy ( 1944).

HIH Prince Morimasa, 2nd Prince NASHIMOTO, Lt General, Member of the Council of the Marshalls ( 1933-1936), Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1921-1925, 1928-1932)

HH Prince Gin RI, General, Commander of the Japanese Royal Air Force ( 1944), Descendant of the Former Imperial House of Korea, assimilated into the Highest Japanese Nobility.

Fujiwara Shogunal Families

Official list of Japanese Princes from the Shogunal Fujiwara family.

Prince Saneteru ICHEJO

Prince ICHIJO, Grand Chamberlain to HIH The Crown Prince ( 1910-1912)

Prince Atsumaro KONOE, President of the Chamber of Peers ( 1897-1904)

Prince Fumimaro KONOE, President of the Chinese Affairs Office ( 1942), President of the Foreign Affairs Council and of the Overseas Council ( 1939), President of the Chamber of Peers, ( 1934-1937), Vice President of the Chamber of Peers ( 1932-1933), Prime Minister of Japan

Prince Michitaka KUJO, Grand Master of the Ritual ( 1889-1890)

Prince Michizane KUJO

Prince Hiromichi TAKATSUKASA, Grand Chamberlain to HIM The Emperor ( 1914-1920)

Tokugawa Shogunal Families

Japan Shogun Nobility. Complete roll with entries for the five Princes and a Count members of the Tokugawa Shogunal Clan and family.

Prince Iyesato TOKUGAWA, President of the Chamber of Peers ( 1905-1909, 1911-1933)

Prince Keike TOKUGAWA

Prince Yoshihisa TOKUGAWA

Prince Yoshinobu TOKUGAWA

Prince Y. TOKUGAWA, Grand Marshall of the Nobility ( 1923-1926)

Count S. TOKUGAWA, Grand Chamberlain of HIM The Emperor ( 1923-1926)

Daimyo Families

Feudal Nobility of Japan: list of Daimyos (Territorial Noblemen, very similar to Feudal Lords, with Feudal Properties, Castles, Towers, Fortresses, Monasteries, Hills, Forests, rights, and Titles of Nobility of different ranks recognised by the Emperor of Japan. They were usually extremely rich)

Prince Hisamitzu SHIMAZU

Prince Tadayoshi SHIMAZU

Count TODA, Grand Master of the Ceremonies ( 1907-1921)

Baron S. ARIMA, Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture of Saseho ( 1907, 1910), Chief of the 1st Navy Squadron ( 1908-1909), Chief of the Technical Office at the Ministry of Navy

( 1904-1908)

Count Y. ARIMA, Minister of Agriculture and Forests ( 1939), Parliamentary Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forests ( 1933-1934)

Daimyo Yorishige ARIMA

Marquis MAEDA

Count Y. MATSUDAIRA, President of the Chamber of the Peers ( 1939-1944), Vice President of the Chamber of Peers ( 1934-1937)

Viscount Y. MATSUDAIRA, Grand Master of the Ceremonies ( 1936-1944)

Baron Sugaro NAMBU, President of the Supreme Court of Justice ( 1897-1906)

Count Chokan OGASAWARA, President of the General Statistics Office ( 1923)

Samuraï Nobility of Japan

Official list of the Samurai Nobility of the former Japanese Empire:

Viscount T. AKIZUKI, Parliamentary Councillor at the Ministry of Justice ( 1937)

Baron ANDO, Lt General, Commander of the 12th Division in Kokura ( 1910-1912), Lt General, Commander of the 10th Division in Himedzi ( 1907-1909)

Baron M. FUKUSHIMA, Lt General, Governor General of Kwantung ( 1913-1920), Lt General, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1907-1912)

Count Shojiro GOTO, Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1893-1894), Minister of Communications ( 1890-1892)

Baron GOTO, Mayor of Tokyo ( 1923)

Baron GOTO, Minister of Interior ( 1917-1918), Minister of Communications ( 1909-1911), President of the Railway Office ( 1910-1911), Vice President of the Colonial Office ( 1911), Superior Councillor at the Governorate General of Kwantung ( 1907-1908)

Marquis Masaaki HACHIZUKA (HACHIZUGA), Vice President of the Chamber of Peers ( 1926-1931)

Marquis Mochiaki HACHISUKA, Minister of Public Instruction ( 1897-1898), President of the Chamber of Peers ( 1892-1896), Governor of Tokyo ( 1891)

Bon T. HATANO, Minister of the Imperial House ( 1915-1920), Grand Master of the House of HIH The Crown Prince ( 1912-1914), Grand Chamberlain of HIH The Crown Prince ( 1914)

Baron Goro IJUIN, Admiral, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1916-1918), Chief of Staff of the Navy ( 1911-1914), Vice Admiral, Chief of the 1st Navy Squadron ( 1910), Vice Admiral, Chief of the 2nd Navy Squadron ( 1908-1909), Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy ( 1900-1907), Office Chief to the Chief of Staff of the Navy ( 1897-1898)

Baron IJUIN, Ambassador, Chief of the Information Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( 1923)

Marquis IKEDA

Marquis K. INOUYE, Grand Master of the Ceremonies ( 1921-1926)

Count INOUYE, Member of the Council of the Court ( 1889)

Count Kaoru INOUYE, Minister of Interior ( 1893-1895), Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1890), Minister of Agriculture, Trade and Communications ( 1889), Minister of Foreign Affairs

( 1883-1887), Councillor and Member of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886)

Viscount INOUYE, Admiral, Member of the Council of Marshalls ( 1928-1929)

Viscount K. INOUYE, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Navy ( 1926)

Viscount Masaru INOUYE, Director then President of the Railroad Office ( 1890-1893)

Baron Hikaru INOUYE (INO OUYE), General, Commander of the 4th Division in Osaka ( 1907-1909), Commander of the 12th Division in Kokura ( 1900-1906), Major General, Chief of Staff

( 1897-1898)

Baron Yoshika (Joshika) INOUYE, Vice Admiral then Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Yokosuka ( 1896, 1901-1906), Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Settlement then Prefecture in Kure ( 1897-1900), Commander of the Naval Settlement in Yokosuka ( 1895).

Marquis and later Prince ITO, Resident General in Seoul ( 1907-1909), President of the Privy Council ( 1904-1906)

Marquis Hirobuto ITO, President of the Council of Ministers ( 1901)

Pce H. ITO, Grand Master of the Ceremonies ( 1928-1929)

Count then Marquis Hirobumi ITO, President of the Council of Ministers ( 1893-1896), President of the Privy Council ( 1889-1890, 1892), President of the Cabinet, Minister of the Imperial House and

Minister of Foreign Affairs a.i. ( 1888), President of the Cabinet ( 1887), Grand Marshall of the Court ( 1886-1888), Minister of the Imperial House ( 1885-1886)

Count ITO, Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture of Takashiki ( 1909)

Viscount J. ITO, Parliamentary Vice Minister of War ( 1931-1932)

Viscount Yuko ITO, Vice Admiral then Admiral, Chief of Staff of the Navy ( 1897-1906), Vice Admiral, Chief of the Navy Squadron ( 1895-1896)

Baron Shumkitchi ITO, Vice Admiral, Deputy Minister of Navy and Chief of the Military Office ( 1893-1898), Vice Admiral, Deputy Minister of Navy ( 1892)

Baron Toshiyoshi ITO, Deputy Minister of Navy and Chief of the Military Office ( 1895-1896, 1899)

Baron J. ITO, Parliamentary Councillor at the Ministry of Navy ( 1926)

Baron later Viscount Tomosaburo KATO, President of the Council of Ministers ( 1923-1925), Admiral, Minister of Navy ( 1916-1921), Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1915), Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Kure ( 1912-1914), Secretary General of the Ministry of Navy ( 1907-1910).

Baron Dairoku KIKUCHI, Minister of Public Instruction ( 1902-1903)

Marquis Nagashige KURODA, Vice President of the Chamber of Peers ( 1896-1925)

Count Kiyotaka (Hiosaka?) KURODA, President of the Privy Council ( 1896-1900), Minister of Communications ( 1893-1895), President of the Cabinet ( 1889-1890)

Baron MATSUNAGA, Lt General, Commander of the 2nd Division in Sendai ( 1907-1912)

Viscount Shigeomi (Shige-omi, Shigehe-omi) MIYOSHI, Lt General, Inspector General of the Army ( 1891-1895), Chief of the Instruction Affairs ( 1891)

Viscount MIZUNO, Secretary of State at the Ministry of War ( 1926)

Viscount Arinori MORI, Minister of Public Instruction ( 1887-1889)

Marquis Nachiro (Naohiro) NABESHIMA, Grand Master of the Ceremonies ( 1883-1896)

Viscount N. NABESHIMA, Parliamentary Councillor at the Ministry of Navy ( 1932)

Viscount N. ODA, Parliamentary Councillor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( 1931)

Bon H. OKUBO, General, Commander of the 3rd Division in Nagoya ( 1907-1909), Lt General, Commander of the 6th Division in Kumamoto ( 1904-1906)

Count then Marquis Tsugumichi (Tsukumichi) SAIGO, Marshall, Member of the Council of Marshalls ( 1902), Admiral, Member of the Military Council ( 1899-1901), Admiral, Minister of Interior

Count Yorimitchi SAIGO, Admiral, Minister of Navy ( 1894-1898)

Bon then Viscount Minoru SAITO, Minister President of the Council of Ministers ( 1933-1934), Vice Admiral, Minister of Navy ( 1907-1914), Vice Admiral, Secretary General of the Ministry of Navy ( 1900-1906)

Baron then Viscount SAITO, Governor General of Korea ( 1921-1926, 1931)

Viscount then Count Samata SAKUMA, Lt General, Governor General of Taiwan ( 1907-1915), General, Inspector General of the Army in the Center ( 1899-1903), Lt General, Commander of the Division of the Guard in Tokyo ( 1897), Lt General, Commander of the 2nd Division in Sendai ( 1893-1895)

Baron Shiro SHIBA, Deputy Minister of Communications ( 1899)

Baron A. SHIBUYA, Lt General, Commander of the 6th Division in Kumamoto ( 1909), Major General, Inspector of Cavalry ( 1904-1906)

Baron Korekiyo TAKAHASHI, Minister of Finance ( 1914, 1920-1921)

Count Heihachiro TOGO, Admiral, Member of the Council of Marshalls ( 1926-1934), Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1910), Chief of Staff of the Navy ( 1907-1909), Chief of the Navy Squadron ( 1901-1906), Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Maidzuru ( 1904), Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Maidzuru ( 1900)

Baron then Count Gombei YAMAMOTO, Admiral, President of the Council of Ministers ( 1914), Admiral, Minister of Navy ( 1899-1906)

Baron J. YAMAMOTO, Minister of Interior ( 1933-1934)

Baron T. YAMAMOTO, Minister of Agriculture and Forests ( 1928)

New Nobility Of Japan

Baron K. ABO, Admiral, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1928-1934), Commander of the Naval Prefecture of Yokosuka ( 1928-1929), Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy ( 1921)

Baron Norimichi (Novimichi) AINURA (AINO URA), Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Settlement then Prefecture of Yokosuka ( 1897-1900)

Viscount Shinzo AOKI, Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1891), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1890)

Baron ASADA, Lt General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1915-1918), Inspector General of Military Instruction ( 1913-1914), Commander of the 4th Division in Osaka ( 1911-1912),

Commander of the 12th Division in Kokura ( 1907-1910)

Count S. CHINDA, Grand Chamberlain of HIM The Emperor ( 1928-1929), Grand Master of the Court of HIH The Crown Prince ( 1923-1926)

Baron Stemi CHINDA, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( 1903-1908)

Marquis Tadaosa DAIGO

Baron Kenjiro DEN, Governor General of Taiwan ( 1921-1923), Minister of Communications ( 1917), Secretary General of the Ministry of Communications ( 1905-1906), Director of

Telecommunications at the Ministry of Communications ( 1897-1898), Director of the Post Office ( 1894-1896)

Baron Shigeto DEWA, Admiral, Chief of the 1st Navy Squadron ( 1913-1914), Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Sasebo ( 1911-1912), Vice Admiral, Chief of the 2nd Navy Squadron ( 1907,

1910), Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy ( 1904)

Viscount A. DOKI, Parliamentary Vice Minister of War ( 1933-1934)

Viscount S. DOKI, Parliamentary Vice Minister of War ( 1936)

Viscount Takeaki ENOMOTTO (ENOMOTO), Vice Admiral, Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1895-1897), Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1892), Vice Admiral, Minister of Public Instruction ( 1890)

Viscount FUKUBA, Grand Master of Imperial Cooking ( 1915-1920)

Viscount Kotei FUKUOKA, Member of the Council of the Court ( 1887-1888), Councillor and Member of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886), Minister of Public Instruction ( 1883-1884)

Baron G. HAGASHI, Grand Master of the Ceremonies ( 1931-1934)

Count HAJASHI, Minister of Communications ( 1912-1913)

Baron HAMAO (HAMOO), Grand Master of the Court of HIH The Crown Prince ( 1915-1921)

Baron Yoshidata (Yoshitada) HANABUSA, Deputy Minister of the Imperial House ( 1892-1896)

Baron Yoshimoto HANABUSA, Deputy Minister of the Imperial House ( 1903-1909)

Viscount Kei HARA, Minister of Interior ( 1907, 1912-1913)

Viscount then Count HASEGAWA, General, Member of the Council of the Marshalls ( 1921-1923), Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1913-1918), Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1910-1912)

Baron Y. HASEGAWA, General in Chief in Seoul ( 1907-1909), Lt General then General, Commander of the Division of the Guard in Tokyo ( 1899-1906), Commander of the 3rd Division in Nagoya

( 1897-1898)

Count S. HASHIMOTO, Parliamentary Councillor at the Ministry of Interior ( 1936)

Count Tadasu HAYASHI (HAYACHI), Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1907-1908), Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1901), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1892-1893)

Count H. HAYASHI, President of the South Manchurian Railway Zone ( 1933-1934)

Bon HIGASHI, Lt General, Commander of the 1st Division in Tokyo ( 1912)

Count Michitomi HIGASHIKUZE, Vice President of the Privy Council ( 1894-1912), President of the Privy Council ( 1893)

Viscount then Count Hisamoto HIJIKATA, Minister of the Imperial House ( 1889-1898)

Prof. Bon K. HIRANUMA, President of the Privy Council ( 1937-1939), Vice President of the Privy Council ( 1929-1936)

Bon Togo HIRATA, Minister of Interior ( 1909-1911), Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1902)

Marquis T. HIROHATA, Grand Master of the Court of HIM The Empress ( 1933-1944)

Count M. HOTTA, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Navy ( 1933-1936)

Bon IBARAKI, Lt General, Commander of the 6th Division in Kumamoto ( 1898-1900)

Bon ICHIJI, Lt General, Commander of the 11th Division in Zentsuji ( 1910-1911)

Dr Bon K. IKKI, President of the Privy Council ( 1936)

Baron M. INADA, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Overseas Affairs ( 1937)

Viscount T. IRIYE, Grand Master of the Court of HIM The Dowager Empress ( 1931-1936), Grand chamberlain of HIH The Crown Prince ( 1915-1926)

Bon Tadanori ISHIGURO, Physician General at the Ministry of War ( 1893-1898)

Bon K. ISHII, Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1916)

Viscount Yasunaka ITSUTSUJI, Grand Master of Imperial Cooking ( 1891-1893)

Pce Tomosada IWAKURA, Minister of the Imperial Household ( 1910), Grand Marshall of Nobility ( 1891-1909), Grand Ecuyer Tranchant ( 1889-1890), 3rd Vice President of the Council of State

( 1883)

Viscount then Count Sukenori KABAYAMA, Minister of Public Instruction ( 1899-1900), Minister of Interior ( 1897-1898), Vice Admiral, Commander in Chief of the Navy ( 1896), Vice Admiral,

Minister of Navy ( 1891-1892), Vice Admiral, Deputy Minister of Navy ( 1885-1886, 1890)

Count KAGAWA, Grand Master of the House of HIM The Empress ( 1915-1920)

Viscount Keizo KAGAWA, Grand Master of the House of HIM The Dowager Empress ( 1913-1914), Grand Master of Imperial Cooking ( 1894-1913), Grand Master of the House of HIM The Empress

( 1889-1912), 2nd Deputy Minister of the Imperial House ( 1884-1886)

Bon H. KAMIMURA, Admiral, Chief of the 1st Squadron ( 1911-1912), Commander of the Naval Prefecture of Yokosuka ( 1907-1910)

Bon KAMIO, General, Governor General of Tsingtao ( 1917-1920), Lt General, Commander of the 9th Division in Kanazawa ( 1910)

Bon Kentaro KANEKO, Minister of Justice ( 1901), Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1895-1896)

Bon H. KATAOKA, Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture of Maidzuru ( 1910)

Viscount then Count then Mis then Pce Taro KATSURA, Keeper of the Great Seal and President of the Council of the Court ( 1913), Grand chamberlain to HIM The Emperor ( 1913), General,

President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Finance ( 1902-1906, 1909-1911), General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1908), Minister of Interior and of Public Instruction ( 1904),

General, Minister of War ( 1899-1901), Lt General, Governor General of Taiwan ( 1897), Lt General, Commander of the 3rd Division in Nagoya ( 1893-1896), Major General then Lt General, Deputy

Minister of War ( 1890-1891)

Baron Takesada KAWAGUCHI (KAWAGUTCHI), Deputy Minister of the Imperial House ( 1899-1902), Intendant General at the Ministry of Navy ( 1895-1898)

Viscount Soroku KAWAKAMI, Lt General, Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1899), Lt General, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1893-1898)

Count Sumigoshi KAWAMURA, Vice Admiral, Member of the Council of the Court ( 1887-1888), Councillor and Member of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886), Minister of Navy ( 1883-1886)

Baron later Viscount K. KAWAMURA, Member of the Council of the Marshalls ( 1921-1926), General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1910-1918), General, Inspector at the 4th Inspection

( 1907), Lt General, Commander of the 10th Division in Himeji ( 1902-1906), Lt General, Commander of the 1st Division in Tokyo ( 1899-1901)

Marquis KIDO, Grand chamberlain to HIH The Crown Prince ( 1904-1909)

Marquis (1944) K. KIDO, Keeper of the Seals ( 1944), Minister of Welfare ( 1939)

Baron KIGOSHI, Lt General, Commander of the 1st Division in Tokyo ( 1913), Commander of the 6th Division in Kumamoto ( 1910-1911), Lt General, Commander of the 5th Division in Hiroshima

( 1907-1909)

Baron Kunimitchi KITAGAKI, Deputy Minister of Colonies ( 1897), Governor of Hokkaido ( 1896)

Count KIYOSU, Governor of Niigata ( 1908-1913)

Bon then Viscount Keigo KIYOURA (KIOURA, KIYO URA)), President of the Privy Council ( 1923-1924), Vice President of the Privy Council ( 1921), Minister of Interior ( 1906), Minister of

Agriculture and Trade ( 1904-1905), Minister of Justice ( 1897-1900, 1902-1904), Deputy Minister of Justice ( 1894-1896)

Bon KODAMA, Major General, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1904)

Bon or Viscount Gentaro KODAMA, General, Governor General of Taiwan ( 1899-1906), General, Minister of War ( 1902), Major General, Deputy Minister of War ( 1894-1895, 1908)

Count H. KODAMA, Civil Governor General of Korea ( 1931), Governor General of Kwantung.

Mis K. KOMURA, Chief of the Information Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( 1928-1929)

Bon then Count Jutaro KOMURA, Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1902-1906, 1909-1911), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1897-1898), Director of Translation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

( 1893)

Mis KUGA, Grand Marshall of Nobility ( 1910-1920)

Marquis Michihisa KUGA, Governor of Tokyo ( 1897-1898)

Count KURADO, Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1888)

Dr Baron Y. KURATOMI, President of the Privy Council ( 1929-1934)

Baron KUROGI (KUROGHI), Lt General, Commander of the Division of the Guard in Tokyo ( 1898), Lt General, Commander of the 6th Division in Kumamoto ( 1895-1897)

Baron KUROKAWA, Lt General, Commander of the 4th Division in Osaka ( 1893-1894)

Baron later Count Itei KUROKI, General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1908-1909), General, Inspector at the 1st Inspection ( 1907), General, Commander in Chief of the 1st Army

( 1905-1906), Lt General, Inspector General in the Army in the Center a.i. ( 1904) and in the West ( 1899-1904)

Baron Nashide MADENOKOJI, Grand Master of Imperial Cooking ( 1914)

Baron Massanao MAKIMURA, President of the Tribunal of the Conflicts ( 1893-1896)

Baron later Viscount then Count Nobuaki MAKINO, Keeper of the Seals ( 1928-1936), Minister of the Imperial Household ( 1923-1926), Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1914), Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1912-1913), Deputy Minister of Instruction ( 1894-1896)

Marquis MATSUKATA, Keeper of the Great Seal and President of the Council of the Court ( 1918-1923)

Count Masayoshi MATSUKATA (MATSUGATA), President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Finance ( 1892, 1897-1898), Minister of Finance ( 1883-1887, 1889-1890, 1892, 1896, 1899-1900), Councillor and Member of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886)

Viscount Tashisada MAYEDA, Minister of Communications ( 1923)

Viscount Tadasuke MINASA

Viscount Tsugo (Tsuyo) MISHIMA, President of Police ( 1889), Chief of Police of Tokyo ( 1887-1888)

Baron later Viscount MOTONO, Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1917-1918)

Baron M. MOURAKI, Lt General, Grand Master of the House of HIH The Crown Prince ( 1910-1911), First ADC to HIH The Crown Prince ( 1904-1911)

Baron S. MUKOYAMA, Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture of Takashiki ( 1910)

Baron NAGAYAMA, Lt General, Commander of the 7th Division in Hiroshima ( 1900), Major General, Commander of the Militia of Yeso ( 1896-1898)

Baron K. NAKAMURA, Minister of the Imperial Household ( 1921), Lt General, First ADC to HIM The Emperor ( 1910-1913), Lt General, Commander of the 15th Division in Toyohashi ( 1908-1909)

Viscount NAKAMUTA, Vice Admiral, Chief Commander of the Navy ( 1895)

Baron K. NAKASHIMA, Minister of Trade and Industry ( 1933-1934)

Marquis NAKAYAMA, Grand Master of the House of HIH The Crown Prince ( 1906-1909)

Baron NICHI, Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1898)

Viscount NIRE, Minister of Navy ( 1893)

Baron later Viscount K. NISHI (NISSI), General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1910-1911), General, Inspector General of Military Instruction ( 1907-1909), Lt General then General, Commander of the 2nd Division in Sendai ( 1898-1906)

Baron Hiromichi NODA, Intendant General at the Ministry of War ( 1894-1902)

Viscount later Count then Marquis Michitsura NODZU (NODSU, NOZU), Marshall, Member of the Council of Marshalls ( 1907-1908), General, Commander in Chief of the 4th Army ( 1905-1906), General,

Inspector General of Military Instruction ( 1901-1904), General, Inspector General of the Army in the East ( 1899-1900), Lt General, Commander of the 5th Division in Hiroshima ( 1893-1895)

Viscount Kiten NOGI, Governor General of Taiwan ( 1898)

Baron later Count M. NOGI (NOGUI), General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1908-1912), General, Inspector at the 3rd Inspection ( 1907), General, Commander in Chief of the 3rd Army. ( 1905-1906), Lt General, Commander of the 11th Division in Marugame ( 1900-1901), Lt General, Commander of the 2nd Division in Sendai ( 1896-1897)

Viscount Kiyoshi NOMURA, Minister of Interior ( 1896)

Baron M. OGAWA, Lt General, Commander of the 4th Division in Osaka ( 1898-1906)

Viscount Yuzuru OGHIU, President of the Chancellery then Chancellor of the Imperial Orders ( 1897-1909), Vice President of the Chancellery of the Imperial Orders ( 1896)

Count OGI, Councillor and Member of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886), Minister of Public Instruction ( 1885-1886), Minister of Justice ( 1883-1884)

Baron OHI, General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1924-1925)

Count S. OHKIMACHI (OGHIMACHI, OGUIMACHI), Grand chamberlain to HIM The Emperor ( 1921), Chancellor of the Imperial Orders ( 1910-1917)

Baron S. OHOMORI, Grand Master of the Court of HIM The Empress ( 1921-1926)

Viscount OKABE, Minister of Justice ( 1909-1911)

Viscount Nagamoto OKABE, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1891)

Baron Kuwashi OKAZAWA, Lt General then General, First ADC to HIM The Emperor ( 1903-1904, 1907-1909), Major General, Chief of Staff ( 1895), Major General, Inspector General of the Military

Schools ( 1894), Major General, Deputy Minister of War ( 1892-1893)

Baron OKAZOKI (OKAZAKI), Lt General, Commander of the 13th Division in Hamheung, Korea then in Takata ( 1907-1910)

Count Enkichi OKI (OHKI), Minister of Railroads ( 1923), Minister of Justice ( 1921)

Count Takato OKI, Minister of Public Instruction ( 1892), President of the Privy Council ( 1891), President of the Senate ( 1889-1890)

Count M. OKOCHI, Councillor for War Economy ( 1944)

Baron later Count Y. OKU, Admiral, Member of the Council of Marshalls ( 1913-1929), General, Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1907-1912), General, Commander in Chief of the 2nd Army ( 1905-1906),

Lt General, Inspector General of the Army in the East ( 1901-1904), Lt General, Commander of the 1st Division in Tokyo ( 1898), Lt General, Commander of the 5th Division in Hiroshima

( 1896-1897)

Baron G. OKUDA, Deputy Minister of Colonies ( 1898)

Count OKUMA, President of the Council of Ministers ( 1915, 1926), Minister of Interior ( 1915)

Count Shigenabu (Shigenobe, Shigenobu) OKUMA, Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1898), Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1889-1890, 1897)

Baron K. OMORI, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Interior ( 1936)

Baron N. OSAKO, Lt General, Commander of the 7th Division in Sapporo ( 1901-1906)

Baron Naotoshi OSEKO, Major General then Lt General, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1899-1900)

Baron later Viscount Hosina (Hisanao) OSHIMA, General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1913-1914), Inspector General of Military Instruction ( 1910-1912), Commander of the Division of the Guard in Tokyo ( 1907-1909), Lt General, Commander of 9th Division in Kanazawa ( 1900-1906).

Baron OSHIMA, Governor General of Liaotung ( 1906-1907).

Baron then Viscount Yoshimasa OSHIMA, General, Member of the Supreme War Council ( 1913-1918), Governor General of Kwanto ( 1907-1912), Lt General, Commander of the 3rd Division in Nagoya

Baron OTORI, Director of Personnel at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( 1913-1914)

Baron then Viscount K. OURA, Minister of Agriculture and Trade ( 1909-1911, 1915), Minister of Communications ( 1905-1906)

Count later Marquis then Duke then Prince Iwao OYAMA, Marshall, Keeper of the Great Seal and President of the Council of the Court ( 1915-1917), Marshall, Member of the Council of Marshalls ( 1902-1917), Chief of Staff of the Army ( 1900-1904), Marshall, Member of the Military Council ( 1899), Lt General then Marshall, Minister of War ( 1883-1891, 1893-1896), Councillor and Member of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886)

Count J. PERAUCHI, Lt General, Commander of the 4th Division in Osaka ( 1933-1934)

Marquis SAIONJI, President of the Council of Ministers ( 1903, 1907-1908, 1912-1913)

Baron Kazunori SAMEJIMA, Lt General, Commander of the 14th Division in Manchuria then in Utsunomiya ( 1907-1912), Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Saseho ( 1900-1903),

Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Settlement in Yokosuka ( 1899)

Baron Yasuzumi SANEYOSHI, Surgeon General, Chief of the Health Council at the Ministry of Navy ( 1895-1907)

Prince Sanetomi SANJO, Keeper of the Great Seal ( 1887-1891), First President of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886)

Baron Yoshitane SANNOMIYA, Grand Master of Ceremonies ( 1897-1905)

Count Tsunetami SANO, Member of the Council of the Court ( 1887-1888), President of the Senate ( 1884)

Marquis Y. SASAKI, Vice President of the Chamber of the Peers ( 1939-1944)

Count Takayuki SASAKI, Member of the Council of the Court ( 1887-1888), Councillor and Member of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886), Minister of Public Works ( 1883-1886)

Baron SENGE, Governor of Tokyo ( 1900-1908)

Baron Yahachi SHIBAYAMA, Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Yokosuka ( 1902-1903), Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Yokosuka ( 1901), Chief of the Navy Squadron

( 1899), Commander of the Naval Settlement in Saseho ( 1897-1898)

Baron K. SHIDEHARA, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1925-1926, 1931)

Bon Kiyoshiko SHIGENO, Major General, Inspector of the Military Schools ( 1893)

Baron T. SHIJO, Vice Minister of Trade and Industry (1929)

Baron (1916) SHIMAMURA, Admiral, Chief of Staff of the Navy (1916-1921), Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Sasebo (1913-1914)

Viscount Yajiro SHINAGAWA, Minister of Interior (1892), Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Trade (1883-1886)

Baron M. SHIRANE, Vice-Minister of the Court (1937-1944)

Viscount SONE, Resident General in Seoul (1910), Deputy Resident General in Seoul ( 1909)

Baron Arasuke SONE, Minister of Finance (1902-1906), Minister of Communications (1904), Minister of Agriculture and Trade (1899-1900)

Baron Yasukata SONODA, Governor of Hokkaido (1900-1907), Chief Commissioner of Police (1893-1896), President of Police (1892)

Baron Kohei SUFU, Governor of Kanagawa (1904-1912), Governor of Hiogo (1896)

Viscount Magoshichiro SUGI (SUG, SUGUI), Grand Master of the House of HIM The Dowager Empress (1889-1897), Deputy Minister of the Imperial House (1883-1884)

Baron Kentcho SUYEMATSU, Minister of Interior (1901), President of the Legislative Office (1895)

Baron Daisuke SUZUKI, Deputy Minister of Communications (1895-1898)

Viscount Masanori TAKAGI, Minister of the Imperial House

Baron Inajiro TAJIRI, Deputy Minister of Finance (1894-1898)

Baron Goroku TAKASAKI, Governor of Tokyo (1889-1890)

Viscount Tomonosuke (Tomonoske) TAKASHIMA, Minister of War and Colonies (1897-1898), Lt General, Minister of War ( 1892)

Viscount TAKASHIMA, Lt General, Commander of the 19th Division in Ranan (1921)

Baron Giichi TANAKA, Minister President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1928-1929)

Viscount Fujimaru TANAKA, Minister of Justice (1892)

Viscount Mitsuaki TANAKA, Minister of the Imperial House (1899-1909), Deputy Minister of the Imperial House (1897-1898), President of Police (1891)

Baron TANAKA, Lt General, Member of the Supreme War Council (1924-1925)

Viscount Kanjo TANI, Lt General, Minister of Agriculture and Trade (1887)

Baron N. TATSUMI, Lt General, Commander of the 8th Division in Hirosaki (1900-1906)

Viscount T. TATSUMI, Parliamentary Vice Minister of War (1937)

Count TERASHIMA, Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs ( 1907-1909)

Count Munenori TERASHIMA, Vice President of the Privy Council (1889-1892), Member of the Council of the Court (1887-1888)

Count H. TERAUCHI, Minister of War (1937)

Viscount later Count M. TERAUCHI (TERAOUTCHI, TERAOUTSI), Marshall, Member of the Council of Marshalls (1917-1918), President of the Council of Ministers (1917-1918), Member of the Supreme War Council (1913-1916), General, Governor General of Korea ( 1911-1915), General, Minister of War, Lt General, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army

Count Takatsugu TODO

Marquis later Prince Sanetsune TOKUDAIJI, Keeper of the Great Seal and President of the Council of the Court (1892-1912), Grand Chamberlain to HIM The Emperor (1886-1912), Grand Marshall of the Court (1883-1884), Minister of the Imperial Household (1883-1884)

Baron S. TOMIOKA, Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture of Port Arthur

Baron M. TSUCHIYA, General, Commander of the 4th Division in Osaka (1910), General, Commander of the 11th Division in Marugame later in Zentsuji (1904-1909)

Baron TSUKAMOTO (TSUKAMOTA), General, Commander of the 9th Division in Kanazawa (1907-1909)

Count UCHIDA, President of the South Manchurian Railway Zone ( 1932)

Viscount later Count Yasuya UCHIDA, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1902), Director of Political Affairs (1900-1902)

Baron UCHIMI, Minister of Interior (1902-1903)

Baron K. UCHIYAMA, First ADC to HIM The Emperor (1923-1926)

Baron then Viscount Yusaku UEHARA (UYEHARA), General then Marshall, Member of the Council of Marshalls (1923-1934), Chief of Staff of the Army (1921, 1924), Inspector General of Military Instruction (1915-1918), Minister of War (1913), Commander of the 7th Division in Asahigawa (1910-1912), Major General then Lt General, Inspector of Engineering (1902-1909)

Baron S. URIU, Commander of the Naval Prefecture in Yokosuka (1911-1914)

Baron UYEDA, Lt General, Commander of the Division of the Guard in Tokyo (1911), Lt General, Commander of the 7th Division in Kiushu then in Asahigawa ( 1907-1909), Lt General, Commander of the 5th Division in Hiroshima (1905-1906)

Viscount Chiaki WATANABE, Minister of the Imperial Household (1911-1914), Deputy Minister of the Imperial House, Governor of Kyoto (1896)

Viscount Ch. WATANABE, Minister of Justice (1931)

Viscount Kunitake WATANABE (VATANABE), Minister of Finance (1893-1894, 1901), Deputy Minister of Finance ( 1890-1892)

Viscount Noboru (Nobora) WATANABE, President of the Audit Office (1890-1892)

Baron WATANABE, Lt General, Commander of the 3rd Division in Nagoya (1910-1913), Commander of the 8th Division in Hirosaki ( 1907-1909)

Baron S. YABUKI, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Finance ( 1936), Parliamentary Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs (1932), Parliamentary Vice Minister of Navy (1931), Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1926)

Baron YAGAYAMA, Lt General, Commander of the 7th Division (1899)

Count Akiyoshi YAMADA, Lt General, Minister of Justice (1885-1891), Councillor and Member of the Council of the State ( 1883-1886), Minister of Interior (1883-1884)

Count then Mis then Pce Aritomo YAMAGATA, President of the Privy Council (1894-1895, 1921), Marshall, Chief of Staff of the Army (1905-1906), President of the Council of Ministers 1891,

1899-1900), Marshall, Inspector General of the Army (1889-1890, 1896-1898), General (1891), Lt General, Minister of Interior (1885-1890), Councillor and Member of the Council of the State

Prince Isaburo (Isabura) YAMAGATA, Governor General of Kwantung, Minister of Communications), Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior.

Marquis later Duke then Prince YAMAGATA, Marshall, Member of the Council of Marshalls), Marshall, President of the Privy Council (1903-1904, 1907-1914), General, Member of the Military Council (1899-1901)

Count YAMAGATA, Minister of Justice (1893)

Baron later Viscount YAMAJI, Lt General, Commander of the 1st Division in Tokyo (1893-1897)

Baron M. YAMAKUCHI, Lt General, Commander of the 5th Division in Hiroshima (1898-1904)

Baron YAMANAKA, Lt General, Commander of the 16th Division in Manchuria, then in Fushimi, then in Kyoto (1907-1913)

Baron YAMANE (YAMANA), Lt General, Commander of the Division of the Guard in Tokyo (1914-1918, Colonel, ADC to HIH The Crown Prince (1914), Commander of the 12th Division in Kokura, (1913), Commander of the 8th Division in Hirosaki (1910-1912)

Marquis Toyokage YAMANUCHI

Baron M. YAMANUCHI, Vice Admiral, Commander of the Naval Prefecture of Kure (1907-1910)

Viscount Yozo YAMAO, Member of the Council of the Court (1887-1889)

Baron YAMAZAWA, Lt General, Commander of the 4th Division in Osaka ( 1896-1897)

Baron YAMOJI, Lt General, Commander of the 1st Division in Tokyo ( 1895)

Count Sakimitsu YANAGIWARA, President of the Senate ( 1891), Vice President of the Senate (1889-1890), President of the General Commission of the Orders (1889)

Count Tomozane (Fomozane) YOSHII, Deputy Minister of the Imperial House (1886, 1889-1891), Deputy Minister of Public Works (1883)

Viscount Akimasa (Akimassa) YOSHIKA, Minister of Communications (1900, 1902-1903), Minister of Justice (1894)

Count Akimasa (Akimassa) YOSHIKAWA, Vice President of the Privy Council (1913-1920), Minister of Interior (1905), Minister of Justice (1895), Minister of Public Instruction (1891),

Deputy Minister of Interior (1886, 1890), 2nd Deputy Minister of Interior (1883-1884)

Viscount YOSILKAMA, Minister of Communications (1899)

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