@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.
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|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.
|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)j|