Viscount Aoki Shuzo
Born: Mar 03, 1844 AD
Died: 1914 AD, at 69 years of age.
1844 - Born on the 3rd of March in Sanyo, Onoda, Japan.
1868 - He studied western science and medicine (rangaku) at the clan school Meirinkan in Hagi, and in Nagasaki, he was then sent by ChMshk domain to Germany to study western law.
1873 - He returned after the Meiji Restoration, and entered the Foreign Ministry of new Meiji government as First Secretary to the Japanese legations to Germany, Netherlands and Austria.
1891 - He was forced to resign as a consequence of the Otsu Scandal, but resumed his post as Foreign Minister under the Matsukata Masayoshi cabinet.
1894 - As ambassador to Great Britain, he worked with Foreign Minister Mutsu Munemitsu towards the revision of the unequal treaties.
- He signed the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Commerce and Navigation for Japan in London on the 16th of July.
1900 - He was then appointed to the Privy Council and elevated in title to shishaku (viscount).
1906 - He served as ambassador to the United States.
1914 - Died on the 16th of February.
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