Inoue Kiyonao

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  • Japanese: 井上 清直 (Inoue Kiyonao)

Inoue Kiyonao was a Tokugawa shogunate official who served as Shimoda bugyô from 1855 to 1859. He played a central role in treaty negotiations with US consul general Townsend Harris,[1] and held the concurrent position of Gaikoku bugyô (Foreign Affairs Magistrate) beginning in 1858, before being reassigned in 1859 to the position of Kobushin bugyô (Small Public Works Magistrate).[2] He was then reassigned to the position of Kyoto machi bugyô later that same year.[3]


  1. Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 2 (1937), 353.
  2. Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 3 (1937), 142.
  3. Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 3 (1937), 233.