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Kagesa Sadaaki (1893-1948)


Photograph of Kagesa Sadaaki

Kotani (2009).

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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.

Service record

1893     
  born
1936
Colonel     
2 Heavy Field Artillery Regiment
1937

Chief, 7 Section (Asian Intelligence), 2 Bureau, General Staff
1937

Chief, 8 Section (Propaganda), 2 Bureau, General Staff
1938

Chief, Military Affairs Bureau, Ministry of War
1939

China Expeditionary Army
1940

Military advisor, Nanking Government
1942

Commander, 7 Artillery Headquarters
1943-6     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 38 Division
1948

Dies


References

Dupuy et.al. (1992)

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-11)

Kotani (2009)

Mercado (2002)

Pettibone (2007)


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