Hajime Sugiyama, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hajime Sugiyama

Japanese general

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1880

Place of Birth: Kokura, Japan

Date of Death: 12-Sep-1945

Profession: military personnel, politician

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Hajime Sugiyama

  • Hajime Sugiyama (?? ?, Sugiyama Hajime / Sugiyama Gen, January 1, 1880 – September 12, 1945) was a Japanese field marshal who served intermittently as Chief of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff, and minister of war between 1937 and 1945.
  • As War Minister in 1937, he was one of the principal architects of the China Incident resulting in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Later, as Army Chief of Staff in 1940 and 1941, he was a leading advocate of expansion into Southeast Asia and later preventive war against the United States.
  • Following the outbreak of hostilities in the Pacific on December 7, 1941, Sugiyama oversaw all army operations until being forced to resign by Prime Minister Hideki Tojo in February 1944.
  • After Tojo's ouster, he again held the post of Minister of War in Kuniaki Koiso's cabinet until its dissolution in April 1945.

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