Kantarō Suzuki

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Kantarō Suzuki
鈴木 貫太郎
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
7 April – 17 August 1945
Preceded byKuniaki Koiso
Succeeded byNaruhiko Higashikuni
President of the Privy Council of Japan
In office
10 August 1944 – 7 April 1945
Preceded byYoshimichi Hara
Succeeded byHiranuma Kiichirō
In office
15 December 1945 – 13 June 1946
Preceded byHiranuma Kiichirō
Succeeded byShimizu Tōru
Personal details
Born(1868-01-18)18 January 1868
Kuze, Izumi, Empire of Japan
Died17 April 1948(1948-04-17) (aged 80)
Noda, Chiba, Allied-occupied Japan
Political partyImperial Rule Assistance Association (1940–1945)
Other political
Independent (Before 1940 and after 1945)
Spouse(s)Suzuki Taka
ChildrenSuzuki Ichi
Fujie Sakae
Adachi Mitsuko
Alma materImperial Japanese Naval Academy
ProfessionAdmiral, politician
AwardsOrder of the Golden Kite (3rd class)
Military service
Allegiance Empire of Japan
Branch/service Japan Navy
Years of service1887–1929
Rank Admiral
CommandsAkashi, Soya, Shikishima, Tsukuba
Maizuru Naval District, IJN 2nd Fleet, IJN 3rd Fleet, Kure Naval District, Combined Fleet

Baron Kantarō Suzuki (鈴木 貫太郎, 18 January 1868 – 17 April 1948) was a Japanese general and politician. He was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy. He was the final leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association and Prime Minister of Japan from 7 April to 17 August 1945.

Others websites[change | change source]

  • Annotated bibliography for Suzuki Kantarō from the Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues
  • Nishida, Hiroshi. "Imperial Japanese Navy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
  • Suzuki Kantarō and Pacific War at 1945 (in Japanese)