Kuniaki Koiso

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Kuniaki Koiso
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
22 July 1944 – 7 April 1945
Preceded byHideki Tojo
Succeeded byKantarō Suzuki
Governor General of Korea
In office
15 June 1942 – 22 July 1944
Preceded byJirō Minami
Succeeded byNobuyuki Abe
Minister of Colonial Affairs
In office
16 January 1940 – 22 July 1940
Prime MinisterMitsumasa Yonai
Preceded byTsuneo Kanemitsu
Succeeded byYōsuke Matsuoka
In office
7 April 1939 – 30 August 1939
Prime MinisterKiichirō Hiranuma
Preceded byYoshiaki Hatta
Succeeded byTsuneo Kanemitsu
Personal details
Born(1880-03-22)22 March 1880
Utsunomiya, Japan
Died3 November 1950(1950-11-03) (aged 70)
Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, Japan
Resting placeAoyama Cemetery, Tokyo
Political partyImperial Rule Assistance Association
Other political
Spouse(s)Kaoriko Koiso
Alma materImperial Japanese Army Academy
Army War College
Military service
Allegiance Empire of Japan
Branch/service Imperial Japanese Army
Years of service1900–1938
Rank General

Kuniaki Koiso (小磯 國昭, Koiso Kuniaki, 22 March 1880 – 3 November 1950) was a Japanese general in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was the Governor-General of Korea and Prime Minister of Japan from 1944 to 1945. After Japan's defeat in World War II, he was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment.[1]

Koiso died of esophageal cancer in Sugamo Prison in 1950.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bedat". Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2007.