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Ii, Naosuke

Born: 1815 AD
Died: 1860 AD
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Japanese diplomat and politician

 

advocated contact with Western nations until Japan could gain sufficient strength to reimpose isolationism

 

without consent of emperor, authorized signing of 1st Japan-US commerce treaty 1858

 

assassinated by followers of Nariaki Tokugawa

2.4 (47.06%) 17 votes