Nobuyuki Abe (阿部 信行, Abe Nobuyuki, November 24, 1875–September 7, 1953), also known as Noboyuki Abe, was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, Governor-General of Korea, and 36th Prime Minister of Japan from August 30, 1939 to January 16, 1940.
Early life[change | change source]
Abe attended Tokyo No.1 Middle School (Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya High School) followed by No.4 High School. While still a student, he volunteered for military service during the First Sino-Japanese War.
Military Career[change | change source]
Abe became commander of the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment from 1918-1921. In August 1918, his regiment was sent to Siberia during Japan's Siberian Intervention, but was never in combat.
He later served as instructor in the Army War College followed by chief of the Military Affairs Bureau and as Vice Minister of the Army.
In 1936, he was placed on the reserve list.
Politician[change | change source]
Abe Nobuyuki became 36th Prime Minister on August 30, 1939.
Abe joined the House of Peers in 1942.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Abe Nobuyuki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 3.
- Generals.dk, "Generals from Japan: Abe, Nobuyuki"; retrieved 2012-4-29.
- Prime Minister of Japan and Cabinet (Kantei), "Prime Ministers in History, 31st-60th (1934-1964)"; retrieved 2011-4-29.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Nobuyuki Abe at Wikimedia Commons
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