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Meiji 11 (明治十一年)

Timeline of 1878

  • 1878/8 Emperor Meiji sets out on a tour of the Tôkai and Hokuriku regions.
  • 1878/5 He Ruzhang, Chinese Resident Diplomatic Minister in Tokyo, recommends to Beijing that strong measures be taken against Japan's efforts to absorb Ryûkyû.
  • 1878/5 Itô Hirobumi replaces Ôkubo Toshimichi as Minister of the Interior.
  • 1878/9/3 He Ruzhang meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Terajima Munenori to protest the cutting off of diplomatic relations between China and Ryûkyû.
  • 1878/9/27 He Ruzhang meets with Terajima again, arguing again against Japan's interference in China-Ryûkyû relations.
  • 1878/10 Peking protests Tokyo's attempts to end the tributary relationship between China and Ryûkyû.
  • 1878/11 The ethnic status or identity of the Ainu is legally stripped away as they are assimilated into the Japanese nation as "kyû dojin" (former aborigines).
  • 1878/12/28 Matsuda Michiyuki, Chief Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior, closes the Ryukyuan resident office in Tokyo and expels all Ryukyuan official representatives from the city.

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