Nobushige Hozumi

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Hozumi Nobushige
"I would rather be a bridge used by everyone than be a statue." -- Nobushige Hozumi

Hozumi Nobushige (穂積 陳重, 23 August 1856 –7 April 1926) was a Japanese statesman and legal expert in Meiji period.[1]

Hozumi was appointed to the House of Peers in 1890.

In 1915, he was ennobled with the title of danshaku (baron) under the kazoku system.

In 1916, Horzumi was named to the Emperor's Privy Council in 1916.

After death[change | change source]

The people of Uwajima city named a bridge in his honor. He was also honored by a Japanese commemorative postage stamp in 1998.

Selected works[change | change source]

  • Hozumi, Nobushige. Ancestor-Worship and Japanese Law. University Press of the Pacific, 2003, ISBN 1-4102-0838-9
  • Hozumi, Nobushige. The new Japanese civil code,: As material for the study of comparative jurisprudence. Maruzen 1912. ASIN: B000870Z46

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2002). "Hozumi Nobushige" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 362.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Marshall Byron K. Professors and Politics: The Meiji Academic Elite. Journal of Japanese Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Winter, 1977), pp. 71–97
  • Oda, Hiroshi. Japanese Law. Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0199248109