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Kasahara Yukio (1889-1988)


Photograph of Kasahara Yukio

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After serving as military attach√© to the Soviet Union in 1929, Kasahara advocated an "... advance at least as far as Lake Baikal. . . . In case we stop on the line of the Lake Baikal, the Empire will have to be determined and prepared to consider the Far Eastern Province which she will have occupied as a proper territory of the Empire. . . ." (IMTFE 1948). He was part of a General Staff clique advocating for war with Russia in 1934.

Kasahara served as chief of staff of Kwantung Army during most of the Pacific War. He was later given command of 11 Army, and participated in the Icho-go offensive in the Kweilin-Liuchow area in April 1945.

Kasahara was called as a witness at the Tokyo war crimes trials, but was not himself indicted for crimes against the peace.

Service record

1889     

Born
1928
Colonel     
Senior student, War College
1929

Military attache, Russia
1932

Chief, Soviet Branch, 4 Section (European and American Intelligence), 2 Bureau, General Staff
1933

Instructor, Cavalry School
1934

Commander, Imperial Guards Cavalry Regiment
1936

Chief, 4 Section (European and American Intelligence), 2 Bureau, General Staff
1936

Chief, 6 Section (European and American Intelligence), 2 Bureau, General Staff
1936

Chief, 5 Section (Russian Intelligence), 2 Bureau, General Staff
1937

General Staff
1937

Vice chief of staff, Kwantung Army
1938

Japanese Military Mission to Germany
1938

Head, General Affairs Bureau, General Staff
1938

Head, 4 Bureau, General Staff
1939

Chief of staff, North China Area Army
1941
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 12 Division
1942

Chief of staff, Kwantung Army
1945

Commander, 11 Army

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-17)

IMTFE Judgement (1948; accessed 2011-7-23)


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