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- noun Japanese statesman who set Japan's expansionist policies and formed an alliance with Germany and Italy (1891-1945)
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The senior corps were the Imperial guards (konoe): then came the military guards (hyoye) and then the gate-guards (yemon).
Thereafter the monobe were organized into the konoe-fu (palace guards) and the otomo into the emon-fu (gate guards).