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Tei Dō
鄭 迵
Tei Do Monument.JPG
Monument to Jana Ueekata in Naha, Okinawa
sanshikan of Ryukyu
In office
Preceded by Gusukuma Seikyū
Succeeded by Yuntanza Seishō
Personal details
Born 1549
Kumemura, Ryukyu Kingdom
Died October 24, 1611
Kagoshima, Satsuma Domain, Japan
Japanese name Jana Rizan (謝名 利山)
Rank Ueekata

Jana Ueekata Rizan (謝名 親方 利山 ) (1549–1611), also known by the Chinese-style name Tei Dō (鄭迵 ) (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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