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From Japanese 元老.
- (historical) A body of elder statesmen of Japan, formerly used as informal advisors to the Emperor.
- 2007: That last part was in line with the genro Prince Saionji's advice to the Emperor: advice which the Emperor ignored. — Clive James, Cultural Amnesia (Picador 2007, p. 814)
genro (plural genri)