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Abe, Nobuyuki

Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1953 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Prime Ministers


1875 - Born on the 24th of November into an ex-samurai family in Kanazawa city, Ishikawa Prefecture.

1930 - He was appointed commander of the 4th Infantry Division on the 22nd of December.

        - He served as instructor in the Army War College followed by chief of the Military Affairs Bureau and as

             Vice Minister of the Army.

1933 - He was promoted to full general and took command of the Taiwan Army.

1936 - He was placed on the reserve list.

1939 - He became Prime Minister on the 30th of August.

         - He sought to quickly end the Second Sino-Japanese War, and to maintain Japan's neutrality in

               the growing European conflict.

1940 - He was replaced by Mitsumasa Yonai in January.

1942 - He return to Japan and joined the House of Peers.

         - He became the president of the Imperial Rule Assistance Political Association.

1944 - He was appointed as the 10th (and last) Governor-General of Korea.

         - He was purged from public office, and arrested by the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers.

         - He was never charged with any war crimes and was soon released.

1953 - He died on the 7th of September at the age of 77.


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