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The last 30 days of Ryoma Sakamoto

  • November 19, 2017
  • , NHK
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Sunday’s “NHK Special” aired a dramatization of the last 30 days of Ryoma Sakamoto, who successfully facilitated the peace negotiations  between Chōshū Domain and Satsuma Domain, two powerful provinces that had long been hostile toward each other, and united them against the Bakufu, the government of the Tokugawa shogun. Sakamoto was assassinated at the age of 31 just before the Meiji Restoration. This year marks the 150th anniversary of his death and many documents have been found on his final days. The dramatization was created based on this new information.

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