Nabeshima Naomasa was the final lord of Saga domain.
Later, when the newly-formed Meiji government was debating whether to abandon Sakhalin Island to the Russians, Naomasa was among those advocating an expansion of Japanese defense of the island - to defend it, and Japan, from Russian encroachment.
A statue of him was erected and unveiled in Saga in March 2017.
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- Plaques on the history of railroads in Japan at Sakuragichô Station in Yokohama.
- Jordan Walker, "Archipelagic Ambiguities: The Demarcation of Modern Japan, 1868-1879," Island Studies Journal 10:2 (2015), 210.
- Sven Saaler, "Public Statuary and Nationalism in Modern and Contemporary Japan," Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 15:20:3 (Oct 15, 2017), 8.