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Ito Hirobumi

(1841-1909), Prime Minister of Japan

Sitter in 2 portraits
London-educated Japanese statesman and Prime Minister of Japan. In 1885, based on European models, Ito established a cabinet system of government, replacing the Daijo-kan as the decision-making state organization. In December 1885, he became the first Prime Minister of Japan, holding the position four times and becoming one of the longest serving Prime Ministers in Japanese History.

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Ito Hirobumi, by W. & D. Downey - NPG P1700(73b)

Ito Hirobumi

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 1904 or before
NPG P1700(73b)

Ito Hirobumi, published by Ogden's - NPG x136613

Ito Hirobumi

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x136613


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