Nakae Chōmin

Politician, Deceased Person

1847 – 1901

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Who was Nakae Chōmin?

Nakae Chōmin was the pen-name of a journalist, political theorist and statesman in Meiji period Japan. His real name was Nakae Tokusuke. His major contribution was the popularization of the egalitarian doctrines of the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Japan. As a result, Nakae is thought to have been a major force in the development of liberalism in early Japanese politics.

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Born
Dec 8, 1847
Kōchi Prefecture
Also known as
  • Nakae Chomin
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Died
Dec 13, 1901
Resting place
Aoyama Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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