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Seishiro Itagaki
Birth: Jan. 21, 1885
Death: Dec. 23, 1948

Japanese General. He graduated from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy in 1904 and fought during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 and 1905. From 1924 to 1926 Itagaki was a military attache assigned to the Japanese embassy in China. After his return to Japan, he held a number of positions within the Imperial Japanese Army. In 1931 Itagaki became the Chief of the Intelligence Section of the Kwantung Army from which he helped plan the 1931 Mukden incident that led to the Japanese seizure of Manchuria. He became a military advisor to the newly created state of Manchukuo from 1932 to 1934. By 1936 Itagaki would rise to become chief of staff of the Kwantung Army. From 1937 to 1938 he would lead various army divisions during the 2nd Sino-Japanese War. Later in 1938 Itagaki became War Minister and would serve in this position for one year. During the Second World War, he commanded the Chosen Army in Korea which would later become the Japanese 17th Area Army. By the end of the war, Itagaki was reassigned to lead the Japanese 7th Area Army in Singapore and Malaya. On September 10, 1945, he surrendered Japanese forces in Southeast Asia to British Admiral Louis Mountbatten in Singapore. After the war Itagaki was arrested, found guilty of war crimes, sentenced to death, and then executed by hanging on December 23, 1948 at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo. His body was then cremated and the ashes mostly scattered either in Tokyo Bay or the Pacific Ocean. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
 
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Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Dec 30, 2009
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Seishiro Itagaki
Added by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
 
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- David Wend
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
- Navy Daughter
 Added: Dec. 23, 2012
Let the dead bury their dead. Be at peace.
- Personae
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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