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Part of a series of Japanese biographical dictionaries which was initiated with Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Literature in 1976, this compilation focusses on individuals who figured prominently in Japanese political, economic, and social life. In addition to the biographies, material in this volume includes portraits, appendices of genealogical tables, organizational charts of political institutions, and a glossary of institutions and terms. Maps showing past and present administrative divisions of Japan are also included. A bibliography of Japanese-language sources is given, arranged in an appendix under the names of the biographees. An index, with characters, is also provided. Except in the case of the biographees, all other personal names found in the text are in romanization only; the characters for those names are given in the index.