1847 - Born on the 5th of January in Fukuoka, Buzen Province, Japan.
1871 - He was appointed as commander of the new Imperial Japanese Army.
1874 - He was a survivor of the Taiwan Expedition, during the Satsuma Rebellion.
- He defended Kumamoto Castle during its siege as commander of the 13th Infantry Regiment.
1895 - He was elevated to the title of danshaku (Baron).
1903 - He was promoted as army General.
1906 - He was awarded the Order of the Golden Gate Kite(1st class).
1911 - He received the largely honorary rank of Field Marshal.
1930 - He died on the 19th of July in Tokyo, Japan.
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