Lt. Col. Taniwaka (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Lt. Col. Taniwaka

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 4309-12


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    • 25/Sep/2015 17:08:11 lists appointments for the "Japanese Mission" on August 23, 1917. "Lieut. Col. Taniwaka called upon the Secretary of War."

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    • 25/Sep/2015 17:29:00

    Major Seiji Tanikawa s. comment under According to The Washington times., August 23, 1917, FINAL EDITION, Page 12, col. 1 he was Lieutenant.

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    • 28/Sep/2015 13:57:11

    It does seem his name was actually Seiji Tanikawa, not Taniwaka. He died in October, 1918 in New York of influenza: LAST RITES AT EMBASSY. Services to be Held Over Body of Lieut. Col. Tanikawa. The last services at Washington for the late Lieut Col. Seiji Tanikawa, military attache of the Japanese embassy. will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the embassy. 1331 K street northwest, it was officially announced today. Col. Tanikawa died October 12 of Spanish Influenza at New York, where he had gone in the interest of the liberty loan.

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    • 28/Sep/2015 14:27:06

    some biographical details in a New York Sun account of his death; "lieut.-Col. Tanikawa was studying engineering at the Tokyo Imperial University when he arrived at the legal age for army service' and was inducted. His military instructors prevailed upon him to abandon his engineering studies and enter the army permanently. His rise in the army was rapid, and after filling several other minor posts he was sent as military attache at the Japanese Embassy in England. When Viscount Ishli came to the United States several months ago Lieut Col. Tanikawa accompanied him, and upon the Viscount's designation as Ambassador to this country Lieut-Col. Tanikawa. was assigned as military attache. [...] Tanikawa was about 40 years old. His wife and three children are in Japan."

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    Greg (LOC P&P)

    • 28/Sep/2015 19:15:13

    Thanks, All, we can correct the record.