government position in pre-modern Japanese imperial court

Sadaijin (左大臣, Minister of the Left) was a government position in Japan in the late Nara and Heian periods.[1]

History change

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.[2]

  • the Chancellor or Prime Minister (daijō-daijin)
  • the Minister of the Left
  • the Minister of the Right (udaijin).

The Taihō Code system was replaced in the Meiji period.

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References change

This ancient Imperial minister was part of the Imperial court
  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Daijin" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 139.
  2. Hall, John Whitney et al. (1993). The Cambridge History of Japan, pp. 232-233.