Masataka Kawase

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Masataka Kawase

Viscount Masataka Kawase(河瀬 真孝,Kawase Masataka, March 12, 1840 – September 29, 1919), a.k.a. Kogorō Ishikawa(石川 小五郎,Ishikawa Kogorō) was a Japanese Shishi, and later, a diplomat. He attended a battle in the 1860s at Chōshū Domain. Especially, in 1865, he was the commander in Kōzan-ji uprising, as Hirobumi Ito, under Shinsaku Takasugi. He also served at the Second Chōshū expedition, and led the Chōshū Army to win.

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In the 1870s served as Japanese Minister to Rome. In 1876 concluded successfully negotiations with Italian sculptor Vincenzo Ragusa to take a teaching position at the newly opened government sponsored art school in Tokyo. [1] Served as Japanese Consul in London in 1884-1893. In 1894, Kawase became a member of the Privy Council till his death.

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