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Emperor Meiji
Original name: Prince Mutsuhito
Birth: Nov. 3, 1852
Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
Death: Jul. 30, 1912
Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

The 122nd Emperor of Japan. The second son of the Emperor Komei, he succeeded to the throne in 1867. In December of the same year, the imperial rule was restored and a period of accelerated social change known generally as the "Meiji Restoration" began. During his reign, Japan's capital was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo, where the former Edo Castle was made into the Imperial palace. During this time, the supreme power of the state came to be concentrated in the emperor's hand, although the business of government was carried out by his ministers. The popular emperor often presented himself to the public. His physical remains are interred in the Momoyama Mausoleum, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto. One can seek an audience with his spirit at the Meiji Jinju (shrine) in Tokyo. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
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  Emperor Yoshihito (1879 - 1926)*
 
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Burial:
Momoyama Imperial Mausoleum
Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: May 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7470766
Emperor Meiji
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Emperor Meiji
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Emperor Meiji
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
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If I were assigned the task of giving a motto for your reign it would be: " All men are created equal- and don't you forget it!"Japan s greatest emperor.
- Historian
 Added: Nov. 4, 2016
Your victory in 1905 inspired Gandhi , Marcus Garvey and Dr Sun Yat Sen. It gave birth to the modern civil rights movement worldwide. It s sad your contribution to this is all but forgotten. But what you started moves forward into the 21 St Century. Rest ...(Read more)
- Paul Hutchins
 Added: Nov. 4, 2016

- David Wend
 Added: Nov. 3, 2016
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