Imperial Japanese Army
In 1871, Kuroki enlisted with the rank of captain in the newly established Imperial Japanese Army and, within four years, was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
During the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, Kuroki commanded a regiment against his own clan, and 17 years later, as lieutenant general, he commanded the IJA 6th Division in the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), during which time he took part in the Battle of Weihaiwei.
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