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Sato Masayoshi

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Satô Masayoshi served as an assistant to Inoue Masaru, in directing the first railroad construction in Japan.

Originally from Dewa province, Satô studied rangaku, gunnery, and surveying at Katsu Kaishû's juku, and at the Nagasaki Naval Training Center (Nagasaki Kaigun Denshū-jo), before being named tetsudô-no-suke and appointed assistant to Inoue Masaru.

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