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  • Japanese: 下知役 (gechiyaku)

Gechiyaku were officials in the government of the Ryûkyû Kingdom appointed to temporarily oversee districts in need of economic recovery. This was particularly common in the 19th century.

References

  • Smits, Gregory. Visions of Ryukyu. University of Hawaii Press, 1999. p165.
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