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*1872/5 Officials from Tokyo meet with Ryukyuan officials to discuss economic matters, including the end of the minting of Okinawan coinage (which had been minted in Satsuma up until that point).
 
*1872/5 Officials from Tokyo meet with Ryukyuan officials to discuss economic matters, including the end of the minting of Okinawan coinage (which had been minted in Satsuma up until that point).
 
*1872/6 The Meiji government requests, via the authorities in [[Kagoshima prefecture]], that the Ryûkyû Kingdom is ordered to send messengers to officially congratulate the [[Emperor Meiji|Meiji Emperor]] on the success of the [[Meiji Restoration]].
 
*1872/6 The Meiji government requests, via the authorities in [[Kagoshima prefecture]], that the Ryûkyû Kingdom is ordered to send messengers to officially congratulate the [[Emperor Meiji|Meiji Emperor]] on the success of the [[Meiji Restoration]].
*1872/8/1 [[Prince Ie]] and [[Giwan Choho|Giwan Chôho]], leading a mission to Tokyo, arrive at [[Shinagawa]].
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*1872/6 A number of Ryukyuan officials greet the Meiji Emperor in [[Kagoshima]].
*1872/8/12 Prince Ie and Giwan Chôho ''[[ueekata]]'' meet with Emperor Meiji.
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*1872/7 [[Prince Ie]] and [[Giwan Choho|Giwan Chôho]], leading a mission to Tokyo, arrive at Kagoshima.
*1872/8/26 A [[Dajokan|Dajôkan]] Proclamation has the official copies of Ryûkyû's formal treaties with [[Treaty of Amity (Ryukyu-US)|the US]], [[Treaty of Amity (Ryukyu-France)|France]], and [[Treaty of Amity (Ryukyu-Holland)|the Netherlands]] confiscated by Tokyo.
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*1872/9/2 Prince Ie and Giwan Chôho arrive at [[Shinagawa]].
*1872/8 The Kingdom of Ryûkyû is released from its vassal status under [[Kagoshima prefecture]] (formerly [[Satsuma han]]), and comes under the jurisdiction of the [[Ministry of Foreign Affairs]]. The ''[[zaiban bugyo|zaiban bugyôsho]]'' (Satsuma's office in Ryûkyû) is abolished, and replaced by an office of the Foreign Ministry, albeit with many of the same Satsuma/Kagoshima staff.
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*1872/9 The railroad connecting Yokohama to Shinagawa is extended to [[Shinbashi]] ([[Shiodome]]), and is officially opened by the Meiji Emperor.
*1872/9 The railroad connecting Yokohama to Shinagawa is extended to [[Shinbashi]] ([[Shiodome]]), and is officially opened by the [[Meiji Emperor]].
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*1872/9/14 Prince Ie and Giwan Chôho ''[[ueekata]]'' meet with Emperor Meiji.
 
*1872/9/18 (Oct 20) [[Charles DeLong]], US Diplomatic Minister resident in Japan, writes to [[Foreign Minister]] [[Soejima Taneomi]], asking if the Japanese government was going to honor provisions agreed to in treaties between the Ryûkyû Kingdom and foreign powers.
 
*1872/9/18 (Oct 20) [[Charles DeLong]], US Diplomatic Minister resident in Japan, writes to [[Foreign Minister]] [[Soejima Taneomi]], asking if the Japanese government was going to honor provisions agreed to in treaties between the Ryûkyû Kingdom and foreign powers.
 
*1872/9/23-27 Soejima Taneomi meets with Charles DeLong and [[Charles LeGendre]] (legal and policy advisor to the Meiji government), and is advised that since the Chinese do not exert effective (''de facto'') control over certain sections of [[Taiwan]] - those dominated by aborigines - the territory is essentially ''terra nullius'', and if Japan were to occupy the territory, under Western/modern international law, it could be rightfully Japan's.
 
*1872/9/23-27 Soejima Taneomi meets with Charles DeLong and [[Charles LeGendre]] (legal and policy advisor to the Meiji government), and is advised that since the Chinese do not exert effective (''de facto'') control over certain sections of [[Taiwan]] - those dominated by aborigines - the territory is essentially ''terra nullius'', and if Japan were to occupy the territory, under Western/modern international law, it could be rightfully Japan's.
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*1872/9/28 A [[Dajokan|Dajôkan]] Proclamation has the official copies of Ryûkyû's formal treaties with [[Treaty of Amity (Ryukyu-US)|the US]], [[Treaty of Amity (Ryukyu-France)|France]], and [[Treaty of Amity (Ryukyu-Holland)|the Netherlands]] confiscated by Tokyo.
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*1872/9 The Kingdom of Ryûkyû is released from its vassal status under Kagoshima prefecture (formerly [[Satsuma han]]), and comes under the jurisdiction of the [[Ministry of Foreign Affairs]]. The ''[[zaiban bugyo|zaiban bugyôsho]]'' (Satsuma's office in Ryûkyû) is abolished, and replaced by an office of the Foreign Ministry, albeit with many of the same Satsuma/Kagoshima staff.
 
*1872/10/14 Representatives of the Kingdom of Ryûkyû, led by Giwan Chôho, are informed in [[Tokyo]] of the annexation by Japan of the kingdom as [[Ryukyu han|Ryûkyû han]], and the "promotion" of King [[Sho Tai|Shô Tai]] to "Lord of Ryûkyû han" and a member of the [[kazoku|peerage]]. The envoys return to [[Okinawa]] and inform King Shô Tai of this development.
 
*1872/10/14 Representatives of the Kingdom of Ryûkyû, led by Giwan Chôho, are informed in [[Tokyo]] of the annexation by Japan of the kingdom as [[Ryukyu han|Ryûkyû han]], and the "promotion" of King [[Sho Tai|Shô Tai]] to "Lord of Ryûkyû han" and a member of the [[kazoku|peerage]]. The envoys return to [[Okinawa]] and inform King Shô Tai of this development.
 
*1872/12/2 The last day of the use of the [[Japanese calendar|lunar calendar]].
 
*1872/12/2 The last day of the use of the [[Japanese calendar|lunar calendar]].
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*The [[Asiatic Society of Japan]], a scholarly association of Western scholars, is established in [[Yokohama]].
 
*The [[Asiatic Society of Japan]], a scholarly association of Western scholars, is established in [[Yokohama]].
 
*The word ''bijutsu'' ("art") is coined, in connection with the [[1873 Vienna Exposition]] the following year.
 
*The word ''bijutsu'' ("art") is coined, in connection with the [[1873 Vienna Exposition]] the following year.
*The [[:Image:Meiji-official-portrait.jpg|first official photo portraits]] of [[Emperor Meiji]] are taken by [[Uchida Kuichi]] (72 shots in the first session).
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*The [[:Image:Meiji-official-portrait.jpg|first official photo portraits]] of Emperor Meiji are taken by [[Uchida Kuichi]] (72 shots in the first session).
 
*[[Fukuchiyama castle]] is destroyed.
 
*[[Fukuchiyama castle]] is destroyed.
 
*[[Geisha]] spectacles including [[Miyako odori]] and [[Kamogawa odori]] are first performed.
 
*[[Geisha]] spectacles including [[Miyako odori]] and [[Kamogawa odori]] are first performed.
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*The [[Tsukiji Hotel]] (completed [[1868]]) is destroyed by fire.
 
*The [[Tsukiji Hotel]] (completed [[1868]]) is destroyed by fire.
 
*Western clothing is made mandatory for government and other official circumstances.
 
*Western clothing is made mandatory for government and other official circumstances.
*[[Yamaoka Tesshu|Yamaoka Tesshû]] becomes a chamberlain to [[Emperor Meiji]].
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*[[Yamaoka Tesshu|Yamaoka Tesshû]] becomes a chamberlain to Emperor Meiji.
 
*[[Yanagawa castle]] burns down.
 
*[[Yanagawa castle]] burns down.
  

Revision as of 18:42, 16 July 2014

Meiji 5 (明治五年)

Timeline of 1872

  • Meiji 4/12 (January 1872) Narahara Shigeru and Ijichi Sadaka lead an Imperial mission to Shuri, to discuss various matters relating to Ryukyuan obligations to Satsuma han, and policies Tokyo wishes to implement in the Ryukyus.
  • 1872/1 Ijichi Sadaka meets with the Ryukyuan regent to discuss administrative policy in the islands, under the new Meiji government.
  • 1872/3/10 The Tokyo National Museum opens.
  • 1872/4 Order Number 133, issued by the Ministry of State, abolishes public laws against the breach by clergy of their Buddhist vows.
  • 1872/4/24 Deputy Finance Minister Inoue Kaoru suggests ending Ryûkyû's tributary relations with China and incorporating Ryûkyû into Japan. The Minister of the Left opposes this suggestion, arguing that Ryûkyû should remain subordinate and not be made a han or otherwise counted as naichi, and further that since the Ryukyuans are ethnically not Japanese, the Ryukyuan king and royal family should not be made kazoku (Japanese aristocracy).
  • 1872/5 The first railroad stations and lines are opened, connecting Yokohama (today, Sakuragichô Station) with Shinagawa.
  • 1872/5 Officials from Tokyo meet with Ryukyuan officials to discuss economic matters, including the end of the minting of Okinawan coinage (which had been minted in Satsuma up until that point).
  • 1872/6 The Meiji government requests, via the authorities in Kagoshima prefecture, that the Ryûkyû Kingdom is ordered to send messengers to officially congratulate the Meiji Emperor on the success of the Meiji Restoration.
  • 1872/6 A number of Ryukyuan officials greet the Meiji Emperor in Kagoshima.
  • 1872/7 Prince Ie and Giwan Chôho, leading a mission to Tokyo, arrive at Kagoshima.
  • 1872/9/2 Prince Ie and Giwan Chôho arrive at Shinagawa.
  • 1872/9 The railroad connecting Yokohama to Shinagawa is extended to Shinbashi (Shiodome), and is officially opened by the Meiji Emperor.
  • 1872/9/14 Prince Ie and Giwan Chôho ueekata meet with Emperor Meiji.
  • 1872/9/18 (Oct 20) Charles DeLong, US Diplomatic Minister resident in Japan, writes to Foreign Minister Soejima Taneomi, asking if the Japanese government was going to honor provisions agreed to in treaties between the Ryûkyû Kingdom and foreign powers.
  • 1872/9/23-27 Soejima Taneomi meets with Charles DeLong and Charles LeGendre (legal and policy advisor to the Meiji government), and is advised that since the Chinese do not exert effective (de facto) control over certain sections of Taiwan - those dominated by aborigines - the territory is essentially terra nullius, and if Japan were to occupy the territory, under Western/modern international law, it could be rightfully Japan's.
  • 1872/9/28 A Dajôkan Proclamation has the official copies of Ryûkyû's formal treaties with the US, France, and the Netherlands confiscated by Tokyo.
  • 1872/9 The Kingdom of Ryûkyû is released from its vassal status under Kagoshima prefecture (formerly Satsuma han), and comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The zaiban bugyôsho (Satsuma's office in Ryûkyû) is abolished, and replaced by an office of the Foreign Ministry, albeit with many of the same Satsuma/Kagoshima staff.
  • 1872/10/14 Representatives of the Kingdom of Ryûkyû, led by Giwan Chôho, are informed in Tokyo of the annexation by Japan of the kingdom as Ryûkyû han, and the "promotion" of King Shô Tai to "Lord of Ryûkyû han" and a member of the peerage. The envoys return to Okinawa and inform King Shô Tai of this development.
  • 1872/12/2 The last day of the use of the lunar calendar.

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