The New International Encyclopædia/Sanjo Sanéyoshi

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SANJO SANÉYOSHI, sän′jō sȧ-nāyṓ-shḗ (1836-91). A Japanese statesman, born at Kioto of the Fujiwara princely family. He was originally anti-foreign, and in 1863 he was sent by the Mikado to Yedo to demand reform and more vigorous government. The Shogun's party in Kioto triumphing, Sanjo and six other nobles fled to Choshiu. After three years' exile, having become converted to liberal views, he returned to Kioto, was made vice-administrator and junior Prime Minister, and in 1870 Premier, an office which he held until 1886, when he was made Chancellor.