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Kagesa was born in Hiroshima Prefecture and was an honors graduate of the General Staff College who attended classes on political science at Tokyo Imperial University and who became one of the Japanese Army's top China experts. He became the first chief of 8 Section, 2 Bureau, which was established primarily to develop propaganda techniques for use in China.
Kagesa persuaded Wang Ching-wei to break with Chiang Kai-shek and served as military adviser to the collaborationist Wang government in China.
Kagesa was given command of 38
Division at Rabaul in June
1943. His division formed the heart of the Japanese defense at New Georgia.
||2 Heavy Field Artillery Regiment
||Chief, 7 Section (Asian Intelligence), 2 Bureau, General
||Chief, 8 Section (Propaganda), 2 Bureau, General Staff|
||Chief, Military Affairs Bureau,
Ministry of War
||Military advisor, Nanking Government
||Commander, 7 Artillery
||Commander, 38 Division
Dupuy et.al. (1992)
Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-11)
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