Minister of Army (Japan)

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Minister of Army (陸軍大臣 Rikugun Daijin)

list of Ministers of Army

no date of
appointment
rank name class administration previous job next job note
1 22 Dec 1885 Lt General Oyama Iwao Ito 1
Kuroda
Yamagata 1
Matsukata 1
2 17 May 1891 Lt General Takashima Tomonosuke Matsukata 1
3 8 Aug 1892 General Oyama Iwao Ito 2
Matsukata 2
Privy Councillor
4 19 Sept 1896 Lt General Takashima Tomonosuke Matsukata 2 Minister of Colonization reserve
5 12 Jan 1898 Lt General Katsura Taro Ito 3
Okuma 1
Yamagata 2
Ito 4
Governor of Tokyo Defense suspended 28 Sept 1898 General
6 23 Dec 1900 Lt General Kodama Gentaro Ito 4
Katsura 1
Governor General of Taiwan Governor General of Taiwan
7 27 Mar 1902 Lt General Terauchi Masatake Katsura 1
Saionji 1
Katsura 2
Vice Chief of General Staffs Military Councillor 21 Nov 1906 General
8 6 Sept 1911 Lt General Ishimoto Shinroku 1st class, Cadet Saionji 2 Vice Minister of Army died 2 Apr 1912 died
9 5 Apr 1912 Lt General Uehara Yusaku 3rd class, Cadet Saionji 2 Cdr, 14th Division Wait for appointment
10 12 Dec 1912 Lt General Kigoshi Yasutsuna 1st class, Cadet Katsura 3
Yamamoto 1
Cdr, 1st Division Wait for appointment
11 24 Jun 1913 Lt General Kusunose Sachihiko 3rd class, Cadet Yamamoto 1 Chief, Tech Eval Office Wait for appointment
12 16 Apr 1914 Lt General Oka Ichinosuke 4th class, Cadet Okuma 2 Cdr, 3rd Division Wait for appointment
13 30 Mar 1916 Lt General Oshima Kenichi 4th class, Cadet Okuma 2
Terauchi
Vice Minister of Army Wait for appointment
14 29 Sept 1918 Lt General Tanaka Giichi 8th class, Cadet Hara Vice Chief of General Staffs Wait for appointment 7 Jun 1921 General
15 9 Jun 1921 Lt General Yamanashi Hanzo 8th class, Cadet Hara
Takahashi
Kato To.
Vice Minister of Army Military Councillor 19 Dec 1921 General
16 2 Sept 1923 General Tanaka Giichi 8th class, Cadet Yamamoto 2 Military Councillor Military Councillor
17 7 Jan 1924 Lt General Ugaki Kazushige 1st class, MA Kiyoura
Kato Ta.
Wakatsuki 1
Vice Minister of Army Military Councillor 1 Aug 1925 General
18 20 Apr 1927 General Shirakawa Yoshinori 1st class, MA Tanaka G. Military Councillor Military Councillor
19 2 Jul 1929 General Ugaki Kazushige 1st class, MA Hamaguchi Military Councillor Military Councillor
20 14 Apr 1931 General Minami Jiro 6th class, MA Wakatsuki 2 Military Councillor Military Councillor
21 13 Dec 1931 Lt General Araki Sadao 9th class, MA Inukai
Saito
Dir, Office of Inspectorate General Military Councillor 20 Oct 1933 General
22 23 Jan 1934 General Hayashi Senjuro 8th class, MA Saito
Okada
Inspector General Military Councillor
23 5 Sept 1935 General Kawashima Yoshiyuki 10th class, MA Okada Military Councillor Wait for appointment
24 9 Mar 1936 General Terauchi Hisaichi 11th class, MA Hirota Military Councillor Military Councillor
25 2 Feb 1937 Lt General Nakamura Kotaro 13th class, MA Hayashi Dir, Office of Inspectorate General Att, General Staffs
26 9 Feb 1937 General Sugiyama Hajime 12th class, MA Hayashi
Konoe 1
Inspector General Military Councillor
27 3 Jun 1938 Lt General Itagaki Seishiro 16th class, MA Konoe 1
Hiranuma
Att, General Staffs Att, General Staffs
28 30 Aug 1939 General Hata Shunroku 12th class, MA Abe N.
Yonai
Senior Aide-de-camp to the Emperor Military Councillor
29 22 Jul 1940 Lt General Tojo Hideki 17th class, MA Konoe 2
Konoe 3
Tojo
Inspector General of Aviation reserve 18 Oct 1941 General
30 22 Jul 1944 Field Marshal Sugiyama Hajime 12th class, MA Koiso Inspector General CinC, First General Army
31 7 Apr 1945 General Anami Korechika 18th class, MA Suzuki K. Inspector General of Aviation suicide 15 Aug 1945 suicide
17 Aug 1945 General Prince Naruhiko 20th class, MA Higashikuni Military Councillor Prime minister acting
32 23 Aug 1945 General Shimomura Sadamu 20th class, MA Higashikuni
Shidehara
Cdr, North China Area Army reserve 30 Nov 1945 abolished

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