Kagoshima Prefecture Quiz

How well do you know Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture?
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Last updated: May 27, 2020
First submittedMay 26, 2020
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Capital?
Kagoshima
On which island is Kagoshima located?
Kyushu
Which traditional domain largely overlaps with modern Kagoshima?
Satsuma
And which other traditional province makes up the prefecture?
Osuma
Which family traditionally ruled that domain?
Shimazu
What foreign kingdom paid tribute to that family?
Ryukyu Kingdom
Which Catholic saint brought guns to Japan, via Kagoshima, for the first time?
St Francis Xavier
Against which future shogun did the rulers of Kagoshima side at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600?
Tokugawa Ieyasu
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Against which foreign imperial power did the rulers of Kagoshima fight a brief war in 1863?
United Kingdom
A coalition led by Kagoshima's rulers and the rulers of which other domain seized Kyoto in 1867, prompting an imperial edict to end the shogunate?
Choshu
This led to the "Restoration" of which emperor?
Meiji
Which Kagoshima samurai, sometimes called the last true samurai, led a rebellion of disaffected samurai followers against the new government and its modernization efforts?
Saigo Takamori
Kagoshima was the home port of Admiral Togo Heihachiro during Japan's ultimately victorious war against which foreign imperial power?
Russia
In the production of which snake-like fish does Kagoshima lead Japan? (Hint: It is known locally as unagi)
Eel
Which islands, formerly occupied by the US, were returned to Japan and Kagoshima Prefecture in 1954?
Amami Islands
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