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Bentara Tamaki (1859-1923)
1926 Obituary 
BENTARA TAMAKI, a member of the fourth class of the Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure, died on the 31st December, 1923, at Tokio after a long illness.
He was born in November, 1859, at Kyoto, and graduated in May, 1883, after taking the electrical engineering course of the Imperial Japanese College of Engineering.
On leaving the College he was appointed an engineer of the Imperial Japanese Telegraph and Telephone Department and subsequently served in the Testing Department.
In 1890 he resigned his position to become an engineer of the Tokio Electric Light Co., but in 1895 again became a Government official as an engineer of the Imperial Japanese Communication Department.
In December 1908 he was appointed head of the electrical department of the Imperial Japanese Railways, retiring in 1915.
He was elected a Foreign Member of the Institution in 1888 and a Member in 1911.