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Monument to Jana Ueekata in Naha, Okinawa
|sanshikan of Ryukyu|
|Preceded by||Gusukuma Seikyū|
|Succeeded by||Yuntanza Seishō|
Kumemura, Ryukyu Kingdom
|Died||October 24, 1611
Kagoshima, Satsuma Domain, Japan
|Japanese name||Jana Rizan (謝名 利山)|
Jana Ueekata Rizan (謝名 親方 利山code: ja is deprecated ) (1549–1611), also known by the Chinese-style name Tei Dō (鄭迵code: ja is deprecated ) (pinyin Zheng Dong), was a Ryukyuan aristocrat and bureaucrat in the royal government of the Ryukyu Kingdom. A member of the Sanshikan, the king's closest advisors, Rizan was the only Ryukyuan official to refuse to recognize the suzerainty of Japan's Satsuma Domain over the kingdom; he was executed as a result.
"Jana Ueekata" is actually a title, not a name, reflecting that Rizan was of ueekata rank, and assigned to the region or territory of Jana. This name structure, along with the fact that he possessed a separate, Chinese-style, name (Tei Dō) was typical of the Ryukyuan aristocracy.
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