General Takashima Tomonosuke
|Born||December 18, 1844
Satsuma han, Japan
|Died||January 11, 1916(aged 71)|
|Allegiance||Empire of Japan|
|Service/branch||Imperial Japanese Army|
|Years of service||1874–1916|
|Commands held||IJA 4th Division|
|Awards||Order of the Rising Sun (1st class)|
|Other work||Minister of War|
Born into a samurai family of Satsuma Domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture, Takashima studied at the Han school Zōshikan. He fought in the Boshin War to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate. He was commissioned into the fledgling Imperial Japanese Army in 1874. He served as vice-chief of the First Bureau of the Ministry of War, and Commandant of the Kyododan (School for Non-commissioned Officers).
Takashima was appointed to the Privy Council in 1892. In 1895, he became Vice Governor-General of Taiwan. He again took up the post of Minister of War under the 2nd cabinet of Prime Minister Itō Hirobumi and 2nd cabinet of Prime Minister Matsukata from 1896 to 1898, and was appointed again to the Privy Council from 1899 to his death in 1916.
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May 1891 – Aug 1892
Sep 1896 – Aug 1898