Ministry of Army (Japan)

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Ministry of Army (陸軍省 Rikugun Sho)

Assignment

Directors of Bureaus

Administration Bureau

総務局 Somu Kyoku

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21 May 1885 Major General Katsura Taro Chief, West Bu, General Staffs Vice Minister of Army
16 Mar 1886

Military Affairs Bureau

軍務局 Gunmu Kyoku

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27 Mar 1890 Maj General Katsura Taro Vice Minister of Army Cdr, 3rd Division 7 Jun 1890 Lt General
1 Jun 1891 Maj General Okazawa Kuwashi Cdr, 8th Inf Brigade suspended
23 Aug 1892 Maj General Kodama Gentaro Chief of Staff, Inspector of the Army Cdr, 3rd Division 14 Oct 1896 Lt General
14 Jan 1898
25 Apr 1900 Maj General Kigoshi Yasutsuna 1st class, Cadet CoS, Governor General of Taiwan Cdr, 23rd Inf Brigade
18 Feb 1901
1 Sept 1911 Maj General Tanaka Giichi 8th class, Cadet Cdr, 2nd Inf Brigade Cdr, 2nd Inf Brigade
23 Dec 1912
31 Mar 1916 Maj General Nara Takeji 11th class, Cadet Chief of Staff, Tsingtao Defense Army Att, General Staffs 24 Jul 1918 Lt General
17 Dec 1918 Maj General Sugano Hisaichi 2nd class, MA Cdr, 29th Inf Brigade Cdr, 20th Division 25 Jul 1919 Lt General
8 Feb 1922 Maj General Hata Eitaro 7th class, MA Deputy Dir, Air Office, Ministry of Army Vice Minister of Army 20 Dec 1924 Lt General
28 Jul 1926 Maj General Abe Nobuyuki 9th class, MA Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs Vice Minister of Army 5 Mar 1927 Lt General
10 Aug 1928
1 Aug 1930 Maj General Koiso Kuniaki 12th class, MA Dir, Mob Bu, Ministry of Army Vice Minister of Army 1 Aug 1931 Lt General
29 Feb 1932
1 Mar 1937 Maj General Ushiroku Jun 17th class, MA Dir, Pers Bu, Ministry of Army Cdr, 26th Division 2 Aug 1937 Lt General
5 Oct 1937 Maj General Machijiri Kazumoto 21st class, MA Aide-de-camp to the Emperor Vice CoS, North China Area Army
14 Apr 1938 Maj General Nakamura Aketo 22nd class, MA Chief, Mil Admin, Kwantung Army Dir, Mil Admin Bu, Ministry of Army
21 Nov 1938 Maj General Machijiri Kazumoto 21st class, MA CoS, 2nd Army suspended
29 Dec 1938 Lt General Yamawaki Masataka 18th class, MA Vice Minister of Army Vice Minister of Army acting
31 Jan 1939 Maj General Machijiri Kazumoto 21st class, MA suspended Att, General Staffs 1 Aug 1939 Lt General
30 Sept 1939 Maj General Muto Akira 25th class, MA Vice CoS, North China Area Army Cdr, Guard Division 15 Oct 1941 Lt General
20 Apr 1942
27 Mar 1945 Lt General Yoshizumi Masao 26th class, MA Dir, Mob Bu, Ministry of Army 30 Nov 1945 abolished

Personnel Bureau

人事局 Jinji Kyoku

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7 Sept 1905 Maj General Hongo Fusataro 3rd class, Cadet Adj, Ministry of Army Dir, Office of Inspectorate General
3 Sept 1909
12 Apr 1912 Maj General Kawai Misao 8th class, Cadet Cdr, 7th Inf Brigade Cdt, Military College
25 Jan 1915 Maj General Kikuchi Shinnosuke 11th class, Cadet Cdr, 5th Inf Brigade Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs
18 Aug 1916 Maj General Shirakawa Yoshinori 1st class, MA Cdr, 9th Inf Brigade Cdt, Military Academy
15 Jan 1919
2 Mar 1926 Maj General Kawashima Yoshiyuki 10th class, MA Cdr, 1st Grd Inf Brigade Cdr, 19th Division 16 Dec 1927 Lt General
1 Aug 1929 Maj General Furusho Motoo 14th class, MA Cdr, 2nd Inf Brigade Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs
22 Dec 1930 Maj General Nakamura Kotaro 13th class, MA CoS, Korea Army Cdr, China Resident Army
29 Feb 1932
13 Aug 1935 Maj General Ushiroku Jun 17th class, MA Chief, 3rd Bu, General Staffs Dir, MA Bu, Ministry of Army
1 Mar 1937 Maj General Anami Korechika 18th class, MA Dir, Mil Admin Bu, Ministry of Army Cdr, 109th Division 1 Mar 1938 Lt General
9 Nov 1938

Mobilization Bureau

整備局 Seibi Kyoku

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1 Oct 1926 Maj General Matsuki Naosuke 10th class, MA Att, Ordnance Command Cdr, 14th Division 16 Dec 1927 Lt General
1 Aug 1929 Maj General Koiso Kuniaki 12th class, MA Chief, Admin Bu, Air Command Dir, MA Bu, Ministry of Army
1 Aug 1930
2 Dec 1935 Maj General Yamawaki Masataka 18th class, MA Military Attache to Poland Dir, Office of Inspectorate General 1 Nov 1937 Lt General
15 Jul 1938 Maj General Kotsuki Yoshio 21st class, MA Commander, 40th Inf Brigade Att, Eastern Army HQ
12 Sept 1939
24 Apr 1942 Maj General Yoshizumi Masao 26th class, MA Chief, 2nd Bu, Intel Agency Dir, MA Bu, Ministry of Army 10 Jun 1943 Lt Geeneral
17 Mar 1945

Military Administration Bureau

兵務局 Heimu Kyoku

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1 Aug 1936 Maj General Anami Korechika 18th class, MA Cdt, Tokyo Cadet School Dir, Pers Bu, Ministry of Army
1 Mar 1937
27 Jan 1938 Maj General Imamura Hitoshi 19th class, MA Deputy Cdt, Infantry School Cdr, 5th Division 1 Mar 1938 Lt General
21 Nov 1938 Maj General Nakamura Aketo 22nd class, MA Dir, MA Bu, Ministry of Army Cdr, 5th Division 2 Oct 1939 Lt General
9 Mar 1940

Ordnance Bureau

兵器局 Heiki Kyoku

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21 Dec 1908 Colonel, Art Shimakawa Bumpachiro 7th class, Cadet Chief, Art Sect, MA Bu, Ministry of Army Chief, Tech Eval Office 28 Jan 1909 Maj General
3 Jul 1913
5 May 1921 Maj General Yoshida Toyohiko 5th class, MA Cdt, Hvy Art Ex School Dir, Ordnance Factory
4 Feb 1924
10 Aug 1928 Maj General Kishimoto Ayao 11th class, MA Chief, 3rd Bu, Tech Command Att, Scientific Research
1 Aug 1930
1 Aug 1936 Maj General Kimura Heitaro 20th class, MA Chief, Cont Sect, Mob Bu, Ministry of Army Cdr, 32nd Division
9 Mar 1939

Cavalry Bureau

騎兵局 Kihei Kyoku

Artillery Bureau

砲兵局 Hohei Kyoku

Pioneer Bureau

工兵局 Kohei Kyoku

Account Bureau

経理局 Keiri Kyoku

Medical Bureau

医務局 Imu Kyoku

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1 Mar 1886 Hashimoto Tsunatsune
7 Oct 1890 Ishiguro Tadanori
28 Sep 1897 Ishizawa Korehiro
4 Aug 1898 Koike Masanao
13 Nov 1907 Mori Rintaro
13 Apr 1916 Tsuruta Teijiro
17 Mar 1923 Yamada Hironori
1 Dec 1928 Goda Hitoshi
5 Mar 1934 Koizumi Chikahiko
10 Dec 1938 Miki Yoshihide
1 Mar 1943 Kanbayashi Hiroshi

Legal Bureau

法務局 Homu Kyoku

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16 Nov 1888 Maj General Katsura Taro Vice Minister of Army Cdr, 3rd Division 7 Jun 1890 Lt General
1 Jun 1891
12 Apr 1893 Maj General Kodama Gentaro Vice Minister of Army Vice Minister of Army
20 May 1896

Research Division

Public Affairs Division

軍事普及部

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5 Mar 1934 Lt Colonel, Inf Nemoto Hiroshi 23rd class, MA Commander, 27th Inf Regiment Chief, Newspaper Group
1 Aug 1934 Colonel
7 Mar 1936

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