Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures
Presents portrait photographs of statesmen, government officials, military officers, businessmen, scholars, and artists who had an impact on building modern Japanese society. From the National Diet Library.
Last Samurai, The
Brief overview of Mark Ravina's biography of Saigo Takamori, who assisted in the creation of the Meiji government and then rebelled because of its policies towards the samurai.
Saigo Takamori Statue
Photo and directions to his statue located in Kagoshima's Central Park (Chuo Koen).
Shigenobu Okuma (1838-1922)
Infoplease: Shigenobu Okuma (1838-1922)
Profile of the Japanese statesman and early supporter of the Meiji reforms who served in several ministerial posts including Prime Minister.