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Yamagata Aritomo

Yamagata Aritomo (山県 有朋; April 22,1838 - February 1,1922) was a Japanese politician and the third (December 24, 1889 - May 6, 1891) and 9th Prime Minister. He was the first Prime Minister under the Meiji constitution and parliamentary system. His forces, armed with modern weaponry, defeated a rebellion led by Saigo Takamori in 1877.

Preceded by:
Kuroda Kiyotaka (1)
Okuma Shigenobu (2)
Prime ministers of Japan Succeeded by:
Ito Hirobumi (1)
Ito Hirobumi (2)