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The Naidaijin
Naidaijin
(内大臣, Naidaijin, also pronounced uchi no otodo), literally meaning "Inner Minister", was an ancient office in the Japanese Imperial Court. Its role, rank and authority varied throughout the pre- Meiji period
Meiji period
of Japanese history, but in general remained as a significant post under the Taihō Code.[1]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Pre-Meiji period 1.2 Meiji period
Meiji period
and after

2 See also 3 Notes 4 References

History[edit] Pre-Meiji period[edit] The office of Naidaijin
Naidaijin
predated the Taihō Code
Taihō Code
of 701. Fujiwara no Kamatari was the first person appointed to the post in 669. After the appointment of Fujiwara no Michitaka in 989, the office became permanently established, ranking just below that of Udaijin
Udaijin
("Right Minister") and Sadaijin
Sadaijin
("Left Minister"). Meiji period
Meiji period
and after[edit] Main article: Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan The office developed a different character in the Meiji period. In 1885, the title was reconfigured to mean the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan in the Imperial Court.[2] In that year, the office of prime minister or chief minister of the initial restoration government was the Daijō-daijin, Sanjō Sanetomi. In December, Sanjō petitioned the emperor to be relieved of his office; and he was then immediately appointed Naidaijin, or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal.[3] The office of the Privy Seal was identical with the old Naidaijin
Naidaijin
only in the sense of the Japanese title—not in terms of function or powers.[4] The nature of the office further evolved in the Taishō and Shōwa periods. The title was abolished on November 24, 1945.[5] See also[edit]

Daijō-kan Kugyō Sesshō and Kampaku List of Daijō-daijin Kōkyū Kuge Imperial Household Agency

Notes[edit]

^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 425. ^ Dus, Peter. (1988). The Cambridge History of Japan: The Twentieth Century, pp. 59, 81. ^ Ozaki, p. 86. ^ Unterstein (in German): Ranks in Ancient and Meiji Japan (in English and French), pp. 6, 27. ^ Glossary Birth of the Constitution of Japan

References[edit]

(in Japanese) Asai, T. (1985). Nyokan Tūkai. Tokyo: Kōdansha. Dickenson, Walter G. (1869). Japan: Being a Sketch of the History, Government and Officers of the Empire. London: W. Blackwood and Sons. OCLC 10716445 Ozaki, Yukio. (2001). The Autobiography of Ozaki Yukio: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in Japan. [Translated by Fujiko Hara]. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-05095-3 (cloth) (in Japanese) Ozaki, Yukio. (1955). Ozak Gakudō Zenshū. Tokyo: Kōronsha. Sansom, George (1958). A History of Japan
History of Japan
to 1334. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-0523-3 Dus, Peter. (1988). The Cambridge History of Japan: the Twentieth Century, Vol. 6. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-22357-1 Ozaki, Yukio. (2001). The Autobiography of Ozaki Yukio: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in Japan. [Translated by Fujiko Hara]. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-05095-3 (cloth) Screech, Timon. (2006). Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822. London: Routledge Curzon. ISBN 0-7007-1720-X (in French) Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). [Siyun-sai Rin-siyo/Hayashi Gahō, 1652], Nipon o daï itsi ran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. Varley, H. Paul, ed. (1980). [ Kitabatake Chikafusa, 1359], Jinnō Shōtōki ("A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki
Jinnō Shōtōki
of Kitabatake Chikafusa" translated by H. Paul Varley). New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN&

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