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Korechika Anami
Korechika Anami

Korechika Anami (阿南 惟幾 Anami Korechika, February 21st 1887- August 15th 1945) was a Japanese general in World War II. ImageMetadata File history File links AnamiKorechika. ... ImageMetadata File history File links AnamiKorechika. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe...


Military Career

2dLt (Infantry),December 1906; was graduated from War College, November 1918; attached to Army General Staff, April 1919; Member, same, December 1919; Major, February 1922; Staff Officer, Sakhalin Expeditionary Army, August 1923; Member, Army General Staff, May 1925; LtCol, August 1925; official duty, France, August 1927; attached to 45th Infantry Regiment,December 1927; Depot Unit Commander, same,August 1928; Aide-de-Camp to Emperor, August 1929; Colonel, August 1930; Regimental Commander, 2d Imperial Guards, August 1933; Superintendent, Tokyo Military Preparatory School, August 1934; An aide-de-camp (French: camp assistant) is a personal assistant, secretary, or adjutant to a person of high rank, usually a senior military officer or a head of state. ... Imperial Guards this entire page is under comment. ...


MajGen, March 1935; Chief, Military Administration Bureau, War Ministry, August 1936; Chief, Personnel Bureau, same Ministry, March 1937; LtGen, March 1938; 109th Division Commander (China), November 1938; Vice-Minister of War, October 1939; Eleventh Army Commander (Central China), April 1941; Second Area Army Commander (Manchuria), July 1942; General, May 1943; to Southern Theater, where he directed operations in western New Guinea and Halmahera area, November 1943; Inspector General of Army Aviation--concurrently Military Councillor--and Chief, Army Aeronautical Department, December 1944; War Minister, April 1945; The Ministry of War of Japan (陸軍省 Rikugun shó) was established in the late 19th century, alongside many other Ministries, as part of the creation of the first modern Japanese government. ... Extent of Manchuria according to Definition 1 (dark red), Definition 3 (dark red + medium red) and Definition 4 (dark red + medium red + light red) Manchuria (Manchu: Manju, Simplified Chinese: 满洲; Traditional Chinese: 滿洲; pinyin: ) is name given to a vast territorial region in northeast Asia. ... Map showing West New Guinea region The region of West New Guinea is the western half of the island of New Guinea or Papua, and has also been known as Irian Jaya or West Papua. ... Halmahera (also Jilolo or Gilolo) is the largest island in the Maluku Islands. ... ...


Political Career

In April of 1945 he was made the War Minister of Japan, giving him great power in Japan as a member of the Japanese Cabinet and the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War. He was known as the leader who detested the idea of surrender, and even ordered the arrests of those who talked of it. Some speak of him today as "the very model of a modern samurai." After many losses in battle, and the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the other leaders began to consider a new approach to the war; surrender was one of the options. Anami opposed this, and proposed instead that a large-scale battle be fought on the Japanese mainland that would cause many Allied casualties and allow Japan to elude surrender and perhaps even keep what it had conquered. The Ministry of War of Japan (陸軍省 Rikugun shó) was established in the late 19th century, alongside many other Ministries, as part of the creation of the first modern Japanese government. ... Urakami Tenshudo (Catholic Church in Nagasaki) destroyed by the atomic bomb, the bell of the church having toppled off. ...


Eventually, his arguments were overcome when Hirohito requested an end to the war himself; Anami's supporters suggested that he either vote against surrender or resign from the Cabinet. Either of these moves would have stopped any Japanese surrender. Instead, he ordered his officers to concede, later saying to his brother-in-law, "As a Japanese soldier, I must obey my Emperor." On August 14th, 1945, he signed the surrender document with the rest of the Cabinet, then committed seppuku early the next morning. Hirohito (裕仁), the Shōwa Emperor (昭和天皇), (April 29, 1901 - January 7, 1989) reigned over Japan from 1926 to 1989. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Seppuku with ritual attire and second. ...


External links

  • http://www.doug-long.com/anami.htm - Brief biography
  • http://www.generals.dk/general/Anami/Korechika/Japan.html - List of Offices

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Korechika Anami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (265 words)
Korechika Anami (阿南 惟幾 Anami Korechika, February 21st 1887- August 15th 1945) was a Japanese general in World War II.
Some speak of him today as "the very model of a modern samurai." After many losses in battle, and the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the other leaders began to consider a new approach to the war; surrender was one of the options.
Anami opposed this, and proposed instead that a large-scale battle be fought on the Japanese mainland that would cause many Allied casualties and allow Japan to elude surrender and perhaps even keep what it had conquered.
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