Ito Hirobumi

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 (ē′tō′), Prince Hirobumi 1841-1909.
Japanese politician who helped draft the constitution of 1889 and held four terms as prime minister between 1885 and 1901. He served as resident general of Korea (1906-1909) and was assassinated by a Korean nationalist.
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In 1909, Ahn assassinated Ito Hirobumi, Abe's personal hero, who created Imperial Japan and became Koreans' archenemy by destroying their national sovereignty in 1905.
To add to the poignancy of the exchange, Matsumoto's mother is the great-granddaughter of Ito Hirobumi, the first resident general of Korea during the Japanese colonial period, and the lawmaker who asked the question used to serve in the Self-Defense Forces.
Among them are Saigo Takamori (1827-1877), Katsu Kaishu (1823-1899), Ito Hirobumi (1841-1909), and Okubo Toshimichi (1830-1878), they said.
This was the course recommended by the veteran Japanese politician Ito Hirobumi, the principal architect of the changes under the Meiji regime.
Prince Ito Hirobumi was a major organizer of the restoration of the monarchy which he saw as a unifying force in the country.
The members of MacArthur's Government Section were convinced that the very nature of the Meiji Constitution, written in 1889 by the great 19th-century statesman Ito Hirobumi, had encouraged Japan's militarism.