CHRONOLOGY

720 Chronicle of Japan 'nihongi' collated detailing imperial reigns from 660 BC as determined by Taoist numerology

 

GLOSSARY

Imperial Household Agency kunaicho intrusive but competent agency employing the minders of the Imperial Family
Imperial System tennosei the current Emperor's approach makes it an unimpugned source of legitimacy
goyotatsu by Imperial appointment as goyotatsu shinbun an Establishment and stakeholder friendly newspaper
kodoha Imperial Way Faction Manchuria/China invasion group with imperial/mystical tendencies vs toseiha
kunaicho Imperial Household Agency slightly intrusive but highly effective minders of Imperial Family members
tennosei Imperial System along with BoJ the two largely unimpugned sources of legitimacy in Japan
Asuka Period characteristic art and architecture 592 - 710 a Yamato imperial court formed in the Asuka Region a strong Chinese influence
Diet Parliament Imperial Diet of the Prussian Meiji Constitution 1889 with Ito defeating Okuma
kyodai Kyoto University kyoto daigaku one of the seven pre War Japanese Imperial Universities with a liberal reputation
Kyoto University kyoto daigaku kyodai one of the seven pre War Japanese Imperial Universities with a liberal reputation
Muromachi Period the Muromachi Shogunate 1338 - 1573 an attempted imperial restoration failed and a weak shogunate was established
ninsho certification validation as ninshoshiki Imperial accreditation or formal investiture ceremony
Tohoku University located in Sendai Miyagi Prefecture tohokudai one of seven Imperial universities and well respected for technology + science
Tokyo University tokyo daigaku todai one of the seven pre War Japanese Imperial Universities cf Establishment

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