Udaijin (右大臣, Minister of the Right) was a government position in Japan in the late Nara and Heian periods.
History[change | change source]
The position was established in the Taihō Code of 702. The official acted in the context of a Council of State (daijō-kan) which was made up of the three men.
- the Chancellor or Prime Minister (daijō-daijin)
- the Minister of the Left (sadaijin)
- the Minister of the Right.
The Taihō Code system was replaced in the Meiji period.
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References[change | change source]
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Daijin" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 139.
- ↑ Hall, John Whitney et al. (1993). The Cambridge History of Japan, pp. 232-233.