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Nishihara Issaku (1893-1945)

Nishihara Issaku was a cavalry officer who led the Japanese delegation that negotiated the settlement of the border dispute between Thailand and French Indochina in 1940. These led to negotiations between Nishihara and the French governor-general, Jean Decoux, on the stationing of Japanese troops in French Indochina.The commander-in-chief of French forces in the colony, General Maurice Martin, signed the Nishihara-Martin Agreement on September 4.

Nishihara commanded 3 Armored Division through most of the Pacific War.

Service record

1893     
  born
1932
Colonel     
Instructor, War College
1933

Military Mission, League of Nations
1935

Commander, 1 Cavalry Regiment
1937

Chief, 10 Section (Military History), 4 Bureau, Army General Staff
1937

Chief, 11 Section (Strategy and Tactics), 4 Bureau, Army General Staff
1937

Staff, Shanghai Expeditionary Force
1937

Staff, Central China Area Army
1938

Instructor, War College
1939-3
Major general     
Director, War College
1940

Leader, Observation Delegation, French Indochina
1940

Commandant, Cavalry School
1941

Commander, Cavalry Group
1942-6-24     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 3 Armored Division
1944-1-6     

Head, Armored Warfare Department, Ministry of War
1945

Succumbs to illness


References

Generals.dk (accessed 2009-2-2)

Kotani (2009)
Pettibone (2007)



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