Ugaki Kazushige

Ugaki Kazushige

 

Born June 21, 1868, in Okayama Prefecture, Japan; died Apr. 30, 1956. Japanese political and military figure. General (1925).

Ugaki graduated from a military academy in 1891. After a period of training in Berlin, he held a series of commands in Japan’s land forces and served on the general staff. He was governor-general of Korea in 1927 and from 1931 to 1936. Ugaki served as war minister from 1924 to 1927 and again from 1929 to 1931. In 1938 he served as minister of foreign affairs from May to September and as minister of colonies from June to September. In 1953, Ugaki became a member of the Chamber of Councillors in the Japanese Diet.

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General Ugaki Kazushige "embodied the fight for change inside the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA)," as the Japanese struggled with reform and balancing resources between the navy and army.
Ugaki Kazushige (1868-1956), chief of the operations section of the General Staff Office, noted in his diary that a "self-sufficient economic sphere" (jikyu jisokuken) for Japan "necessarily extended to the mainland and particularly to China.