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The Daijō-daijin or Dajō-daijin (太政大臣, Chancellor of the Realm) was a government position in Japan in the late Nara and Heian periods.


The position was established in the Taihō Code of 702. The official acted in the context of a Council of State (daijō-kan) which was made up of the three men.

  • the Chancellor or Prime Minister
  • the Minister of the Left (sadaijin)
  • the Minister of the Right (udaijin)

The Taihō Code system was replaced in the Meiji period. For a short time, this office continued to be part of early Meiji government.

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