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Uwajima is a small and laid-back town of Uwajima (pop. 70,000) located in the middle of Shikoku's West coast, on the railway line between Kōchi and Matsuyama. Uwajima (宇和島市 Uwajima-shi) is a city located in Ehime Prefecture. As of 1 September 2022, the city had an estimated population of...
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Uesugi Zenshū's rebellion (上杉禅秀の乱 Uesugi Zenshū no Ran) – Uesugi Zenshū's 1416 rebellion against Ashikaga Mochiuji. Uesugi Zenshū (上杉 禅秀, d. 1417), also known as Uesugi Ujinori, was the chief advisor to Ashikaga Mochiuji, an enemy of the Ashikaga shogunate in feudal Japan. When he was rebuked...
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Uesugi clan (上杉氏, Uesugi-shi) – a clan descended from the Fujiwara clan, important for its power in the Muromachi and Sengoku periods (roughly 14th–17th centuries). The Uesugi clan (上杉氏, Uesugi-shi, historically also Uyesugi) is a Japanese samurai clan at its peak as one of the most powerful...
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Udaijin (右大臣) – Junior Minister of State overseeing all branches of the Department of State during the late Nara and Heian periods, deputy of the sadaijin. Minister of the Right (右大臣, Udaijin) was a government position in Japan in the late Nara and Heian periods. The position was consolidated...
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