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Sadaijin (左大臣, Minister of the Left) 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 (daijō-daijin)
  • the Minister of the Left
  • the Minister of the Right (udaijin).

The Taihō Code system was replaced in the Meiji period.

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