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Kwong was killed about 1 a.m. May 3, 1978 by two shogun blasts in front of his parents’ home on Mead Avenue, south of Sutterville Road.
The other members of their merry OASIS clan, Daito (Win Morisaki) and Sho (Philip Zhao), are a ninja and a shogun in VR; in real life, they're revealed to be Japanese and ... well, that's it.
The Sengoku period ended with the victory of Tokugawa Ieyasu, and his ascension to the rank of shogun, (supreme ruler of Japan) which marked the beginning of a long period of peace, and the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate.
When the ruling shogun was overthrown, Japan began a crash program in economic modernization.
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Origin and Etymology of shogun
First Known Use: 1727See Words from the same year
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: any one of the military leaders who ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867–68
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