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Kiyoura, Keigo

Kiyoura, Keigo, 1850–1942, Japanese government official and political leader. He joined the ministry of justice in 1876 and participated in the drafting of new legal codes for Japan. He held several government posts, including head of the Japanese police force, minister of justice, and minister of agriculture. Kiyoura was made a baron in 1902, a viscount in 1907, and a count in 1928. He served as president (1922–24) of the privy council and as prime minister (Jan.–June, 1924).

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