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Saitō Makoto

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Saitō.
Saitō Makoto

Saitō Makoto (斎藤 実, October 27, 1858 – February 26, 1936) was a Japanese naval officer and politician.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Saitō was born in Iwate Prefecture.[1] He was a member of the sixth class which graduated from the Japanese Naval Academy.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Saitō rose to the rank of Admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy.[1]

He was Japanese Governor-General of Korea from 1919 to 1927.[1] He returned to Korea as Governor-General from 1929 to 1931.[3]

He was Prime minister from 1932 to 1934.[1]

Death[change | change source]

Saitō continued to be an important figure in politics as Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal from 26 December 1935. He was shot dead during February 26 Incident in 1936 at his home in Yotsuya, Tokyo. His predecessor was also killed along with several other top-rank politicians targeted by the rebels.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Saitō Makoto" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 809.
  2. Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), "Graduates of Naval Academy class 6th," Saito Makoto[permanent dead link]. Retrieved 2012-9-3.
  3. WorldStatesmen.org, Republic of Korea, Governors-General; ewreiwcws 201-9-3.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Makoto Saitō at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Haegawa Yosimichi
Japanese Governor-General of Korea
Succeeded by
Ukaki GAzsike
Preceded by
Yamanasi Hanjo
Japanese Governor-General of Korea
Succeeded by
Ukaki Gazsike
Preceded by
Yinukai Syoshi
Prime Minister of Japan
Succeeded by
Okada Geiske