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 Akashi Motojiro is a well-known military officer for his intelligence activities (Akashi maneuver) against Russia during the Russo-Japanese War. Akashi was appointed as military attache in Japanese Legation in France in 1901 (34th year of Meiji) and was transferred as military attache in Japanese Legation in Russia in the next year. After the Russo-Japanese War broke out, he moved from Russia to Sweden, a neutral country. Akashi continued to stay in Stockholm and establish connections with Russian revolutionary parties. He supported their activities by providing funds. He died in 1919 (8th year of Taisho) at the age of 55.
 The Japan Center for Asian Historical Records retains the materials relating to Akashi Motojiro. The following shows specifically how to search the materials.


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Year Occurrence
1864 (1st year of Ganji) Born in current Fukuoka Prefecture.
1889 (22nd year of Meiji) Graduated from the Army War College.
1901 (34th year of Meiji) Appointed as attache to legation in France
1902 (35th year of Meiji) Appointed as attache to legation in Russia.
1904 (37th year of Meiji)

Russo-Japanese War broke out.
 Akashi moved to Sweden right after the war broke out, and gave supports to the activities of revolutionary parties in Russia.
(Pages 168 to 172, Volume 4 of Japanese pocket edition of “Saka no ue no Kumo”)

Title: Documents relating to duties of Colonel Akashi as attache to legion.
Reference code: C03025684300
The documents describe that Akashi was nominated as acting attache to legion in Sweden.
(Source: National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense)

Title: Documents relating to repayment of secret-service funds.
Reference code: C03020210900
The documents describe about providing Akashi with a 100,000 yen of secret-service funds.

Title: Documents relating to the description in Russian newspaper, Novoe Vremiya, of the relations between Colonel Akashi and Russian revolutionary parties.
Reference code: B03040812100
 It is a report on the description in Russian newspaper, Novoe Vremiya, in 1906 (39th year of Meiji) of the cooperative relations between Colonel Akashi and Russian revolutionary parties.
(Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

1910 (43rd year of Meiji) Appointed as District Commander of Korea Military Police District
1918 (7th year of Taisho) Appointed as Governor-General of Taiwan.
1919 (8th year of Taisho) 1919 (8th year of Taisho))