Arai Hakuseki

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Arai Hakuseki (1657–1725). Confucian statesman and scholar during Japan's Tokugawa (1600–1868) period. He exerted considerable influence on government policy and administration, and in his later years he devoted himself to scholarship, especially in the fields of ancient Japanese history, Shintō theology, and historical linguistics.

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