Shunroku Hata

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Hata Shunroku

Field Marshal Hata Shunroku
Allegiance Empire of Japan
Service/branch War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army.svg Imperial Japanese Army
Years of service 1901-1945
Rank Field Marshal
Commands held China Expeditionary Army
Battles/wars Russo-Japanese War
World War II

Shunroku Hata (畑俊六 Hata Shunroku?, 26 July 1879 - 10 May 1962), was a Japanese general.

Hata was minister of war in 1939. He was commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) in China in 1941.[1]

He was the last surviving Japanese military officer with a rank of Field Marshal. He was jailed at the end of World War Two and released in 1955.

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hata Shunroku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 297.