Katō was born on August 5, 1836 to a samurai family in Izushi domain, Tajima Province (present day Hyōgo Prefecture), and studied military science under Sakuma Shōzan and rangaku under Oki Nakamasu in Edo. As an instructor at the Tokugawa bakufu's Bansho Shirabesho institute for researching Western science and technology from 1860 to 1868, he was one of the first Japanese to study German language and German philosophy. After the Meiji Restoration, Katō wrote numerous theses recommending Japanese adoption of Western forms of government, especially that of a constitutional monarchy with a national assembly based on representative democracy. He joined the Rikken Seiyūkai political party, and was also a founding member of the Meirokusha intellectual society organized by Mori Arinori. A strong believer in social Darwinism, he drew parallels a democratic government and the natural order. As a member of the Genroin, he strongly supported Statism, a much more authoritarian version of government against the views propounded by the Freedom and People's Rights Movement. Katō gave lectures to the emperor each week on constitutional and international law, using translations from western texts to explain the concept of separation of powers between executive, legislative and judiciary branches of government, the history of constitutions in Europe, and various forms of local administration.Katō served as superintendent of the Departments of Law, Science, and Literature of Tokyo Imperial University 1877–1886, and again as president 1890–1893, and was head of the Imperial Academy 1905–1909. He was also a special adviser to the Imperial Household Agency. Katō was appointed a member of the House of Peers in 1890, and was ennobled with the title of danshaku (baron) under the kazoku peerage system in 1900. In addition, he became a Privy Councilor. He died on February 9, 1916.
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Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger
When an all-powerful enemy appears to destroy all parallel worlds, a hero with the spirit of all Super Sentai will rise to fight back. He joined forces with machines.
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Mashin Sentai Kiramager
A princess from the Land of Jewels comes to Earth with the Kirama Stones to find individuals with strong "shining spirits" known as Kiramental to become the Kiramagers and fight the Yodon, an imperial...
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Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger
The Ryusoul Tribe's knights were selected to participate in a war against the Druidon Tribe who wanted to rule Earth. The age of the dinosaurs was stopped by a meteorite that forced them to flee into ...
Lupinranger VS Patranger VS Kyuranger
Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger, Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, and Uchu Sentai Kyuranger are in an upcoming film. The story begins when a group of people are kidnapped. The Patrangers are tasked with an Abduct...
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Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger
The famous phantom thief Arsne Lupin's treasures were stolen by the Ganglar. The thieves are trying to get back what was lost. Police are trying to keep the peace.
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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
The story of how Pikachu and Satoshi met is what this is about. Pikachu disobeyed Satoshi at first, but eventually relented and became friends with him. When they left Masara Town, they made a vow to ...
Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger
The Jark Matter organization has conquered space. The rebel force called "Rebellion" is formed and gathers nine alien warriors from across the galaxy who are chosen by the Kyutama, magical balls with ...
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Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger
The Earth has been chosen as the site of the 100th Blood Game by the space outlaw group Dethgalien. One human and 4 animals awaken their instincts to become Zyuman and fight to protect all living thin...
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Shuriken Sentai Ninninger
The head of the Igasaki Family, the Last Ninja, defeated the evil warload Gengetsu Kibaoni. The army tried to revive the empire in 2015. 5 Ninjas are fighting to prevent the revival of Gengetsu Kibaon...
They're Back! Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Doubutsu Sentai Go-Busters
Between Missions 44 and 45 is where the V-Cinema release takes place. The Go-Busters were killed by a monster as they prepared to celebrate New Year's. In order to grant his wish that Messiah never ex...
Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Wars
The Great Emperor of the Dai-Zangyack fleet is moving towards Earth. The Great Power of the Kamen Riders is said to be the "Ultimate Treasure in the Universe". Tsukasa Kadoya becomes the Great Leader ...
Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taihen – Who’s the culprit?!
Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Superhero Taihen – Hannin wa Dare da?! (Superhero Disaster) are a series of non-canon net movies that deal with murder mysteries involving deaths of Super Sentai and Kamen ...
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Beet Buster vs. J
Beet J Stag drank a Vaglass produced Enetron can. No one could stop J from being a king. What will Masato do to stop Enter?
Engine Sentai Go-Onger: Bom Bom! Bom Bom! Net de Bong!!
The Gaiark Pollution Ministers begin setting up their plan break the dimensional barriers that separate the Braneworlds in order to create their Gaiark haven, setting up the opening sequences for the ...
There are a lot of gruesome murders in Tokyo. Each of the victims had a bloody X carved into their neck. The murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and ...
Shall We Dance?
A bored Japanese accountant looks at a beautiful woman in a ballroom dance studio. After taking dancing lessons to be near her, he discovers how much he loves ballroom dancing. His wife hired a privat...