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Ghted aim of creating a unified Japan Alarmed by these reforms pro imperial interests moved against him precipitating the Boshin Civil War and the final defeat of the shogunal armies To the surprise of his enemies Yoshinobu capitulated It was this surrender of authority at a crucial point that made the transfer of sovereignty relatively peaceful He then retired to Mito and lived uietly for the rest of his life studying the new art of photography Ennobled a prince in the new European style nobility of the Meiji era he died in 1913 If ever a hi

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The Last Shogun The Life of Tokugawa YoshinobuCultural revolution With this Japan's extraordinary self modernization began in earnest Coming to power just as the Tokugawa regime was suffering the worst military defeat in its history Yoshinobu strongly suspected that the rule of the Tokugawas the third and longest lived of Japan's three warrior governments was swiftly becoming an anachronism During a year of frenetic activity he overhauled the military systems reorganized the civil administration promoted industrial development and expanded foreign intercourse with the farsi History is g