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Bansho Shirabesho
also called "Institute for the Study of Barbarian Books and has one more synonym

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  1. " was the Japanese institute charged with the translation and study of foreign books and publications in the late Edo Period

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  2. Founded in 1857, it functioned as a sort of bureau of the Tokugawa Shogunate

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  3. renamed Yōsho shirabesho (institute for the study of Western books) in 1862, and Kaiseijo in 1863

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  4. After the Boshin War, it was again renamed, and became the Kaisei gakkō

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  5. As the Kaisei gakkō, the institute became one of the predecessor organizations which merged to form Tokyo University

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