Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 16

Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...for release from military service and ransom were admitted. For an entire ransom the sum of $270 has to be paid. in 1875 a new law was passed for the reorganization of the army, which will hereafter consist of three parts: 1. The Yobigoon, or standing army, in which every citizen, after attaining the twentieth year, must serve for three years; 2. The Kobigoon, or reserve, in which the soldiers discharged from the standing army serve for four years; 8. Konun1ingoon, a Landwehr, united with a kind of national guard. All subjects, from the fourteenth to the fortieth year oi' age, belong to this class, which, however, is called upon only when an enemy is in the country, and the Kobigoon has been enrolled in the active army. For the present the army contains about 35,380 men, of whom 30,000 belong to the infantry. The empire is divided into six military districts: Tokio, Ozaka, Kiushiu (with the seat in Kumamoto), Nagoya, Hiroshima, and that of the Northeast, with the seat in Shendai. The navy numbered twenty-one vessels, among which were two iron-clad corvettes, with an aggregate of sixty guns. It was manned by 3,672 men, among whom there were 272 oflicers. The aggregate length of the railroads in operation is 105 kilometres. There are three lines, Tokio dz Yokohama, lliogo dz Ozaka, and Ozaku & Kioto. The six lines of electric telegraph have an aggregate length of 2,832 kilometres. The number of post-otiices in 1874 was 8,244, and the number of letters forwarded 17,095,842. The scheme of the present system of education was promulgated iu 1872. According to this the empire is divided into eight educational divisions, in each of which there is a university, or dai gakko, with thirty-two middle schools, colleges, or gymuasia, and more

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