GEN Tanaka Giichi


GEN Tanaka Giichi Famous memorial

Hagi, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan
Death 29 Sep 1929 (aged 65)
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Fuchu City, Fuchū-shi, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Plot 6-1-16-14
Memorial ID 6136245 View Source

Japan Prime Minister, Statesman, Army General. He is best known as the author of what is called the "Tanaka Memorial." Compiled in 1927, it is a document that provided guidance for Japan’s plans for foreign conquest. Although proven to be a forgery, its bore an interesting similarity to the subsequent course of Japanese military expansion and appeared to be authentic. Tanaka served as Minister of War from 1918 to 1921, and again from 1923 to 1924, during which time he supported expansion into Siberia. He later became president of the Seiyukai party in 1925. As the 26th Prime Minister of Japan and also Foreign Minister from 1927 to 1929, headed a policy of aggression in China.

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  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6136245
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for GEN Tanaka Giichi (22 Jun 1864–29 Sep 1929), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6136245, citing Tama Cemetery, Fuchu City, Fuchū-shi, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan ; Maintained by Find a Grave .