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伊集院彥吉

diplomat

Hikokichi Ijoin was a diplomat.

Background

Hikokichi Ijoin was born in 1864. He was the eldest son of Yoshitsugu Ijuin, a former retainer of the Satsuma (Kagoshima) Clan.

Education

Graduated from Tokyo University (1890) and became a diplomatic probationer.

Career

Hikokichi Ijoin was a consul in Britain and Italy and ambassador in China and Italy. Became a baron (1920). He was a member of the Japanese delegation at the Paris peace conference following World War I. Was appointed Governor of Kwantung Leased Territory in Manchuria (1922) and Foreign Minister