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Mitsubishi

(Encyclopedia) Mitsubishi: see zaibatsu.

Kato, Komei (Takaaki)

(Encyclopedia) Kato, Komei (Takaaki) kō´mā kä´tō, täkä-ä´kē, 1860–1926, Japanese statesman. He entered the foreign ministry after graduating from Tokyo Univ. He served (1909) as ambassador to Great…

Shidehara, Kijuro

(Encyclopedia) Shidehara, Kijuro kē˝jo͞orō´ shēdā´härä, 1872–1951, Japanese statesman. A career diplomat, he was ambassador to the Netherlands (1914–15), vice foreign minister (1915), and ambassador…

Minseito

(Encyclopedia) Minseito mēn˝sā´tō, Japanese political party. It is usually called the Liberal party in English. Founded by Shigenobu Okuma in 1882 as the Kaishinto, or Progressive party, it was…

zaibatsu

(Encyclopedia) zaibatsu zī´bätso͞o [Jap.,=money clique], the great family-controlled banking and industrial combines of modern Japan. The leading zaibatsu (called keiretsu after World War II) are…

Okuma, Shigenobu

(Encyclopedia) Okuma, Shigenobu shēgā´nōbo͞o ō´ko͞omä, 1838–1922, Japanese statesman. He was an early supporter of the emperor and entered the Meiji government as finance minister in 1869. In 1876 he…

Car Names

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August 2000 News and Events

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The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6 and 9, 1945 by Ben Snowden "In some sort of crude sense which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge…