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The Hojo family rose to political importance with the career of Hojo Tokimasa (
1138—1215), who became warden of Kyoto and father-in-law of the shogun
Minamoto Yoritomo. By 1247, the family controlled more than half the provinces ...
1242, Japan), regent whose administrative innovations in the shogunate, or
military dictatorship, were responsible for institutionalizing that oflice as the major
rulingibody in Japan until 1868 and for stabilizing ojo rule of Japan for almost a ...
When the refusal angered the shogun, Iwakura retreated and advocated a
reconciliation between the two parties, symbolized by the marriage of the
Emperor's sister to the young shogun. Iwakura was reviled by Imperial loyalists
for his ...
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