the former elder statesmen of Japan
Origin of genroJapanese genr?, literally , first elder from Sino-Japanese gen, original + r?, old
Any of a group of elder male politicians of Japan who were formerly advisers to the emperor.
Origin of genroJapanese genrō gen first ( from Middle Chinese ŋyan ) ( also the source of Mandarin yu´n ) rō elder ( from Middle Chinese law´ ) ( also the source of Mandarin l&acaron;o )
(plural genros or genro)
From Japanese 元老.