Ministry of Navy (Japan)

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Ministry of Navy 海軍省 Kaigunsho

Assignment

Chiefs of Bureaus

Director, Naval Affairs Bureau

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1 29 Jan 1886 Vice Admiral Kabayama Sukenori Vice Lord of Navy Vice Minister of Navy
2 17 Jun 1886 Rear Admiral Inoue Yoshika
1 8 Mar 1889 Rear Admiral Inoue Yoshika Director, 1st Bureau
2 15 May 1889 Rear Admiral Ito Sukeyuki
1 20 May 1893 Vice Admiral Ito Toshiyoshi Director, Naval Affairs Bureau
2 8 Mar 1895 Rear Admiral Yamamoto Gombei 2nd class, NA Master of Secretariat, MoN Minister of Navy 14 May 1898 Vice Admiral
3 10 Nov 1898 Rear Admiral Morooka Yoriyuki 2nd class, NA
4 20 May 1900 Rear Admiral Saito Makoto 6th class, NA Vice Minister of Navy Chief Administrator of Navy
5 25 Oct 1900 Rear Admiral Kamimura Hikonojo 4th class, NA
6 29 Oct 1902 Rear Admiral Dewa Shigetoo 5th class, NA
7 27 Oct 1903 Rear Admiral Nakamizo Tokutaro 5th class, NA
8 3 Feb 1904 Rear Admiral Saito Makoto 6th class, NA Vice Minister of Navy Vice Minister of Navy 6 Jun 1904 Vice Admiral
9 19 Dec 1905 Rear Admiral Kato Tomozaburo 7th class, NA
10 8 Jan 1906 Rear Admiral Kato Tomozaburo 7th class, NA acting
11 22 Nov 1906 Rear Admiral Taketomi Kunikane Cdr, Southern China Fleet Cdr, Ominato Guard District
12 15 May 1908 Vice Admiral Nakamizo Tokutaro 5th class, NA
13 1 Dec 1909 Rear Admiral Tochinai Sojiro 13th class, NA
14 20 Apr 1912 Rear Admiral Egashira Yasutaro 12th class, NA
15 10 Jan 1913 Rear Admiral Nomaguchi Kaneo 13th class, NA
16 17 Apr 1914 Rear Admiral Akiyama Saneyuki 17th class, NA
17 21 Feb 1916 Rear Admiral Suzuki Kantaro 14th class, NA
18 23 Jun 1916 Rear Admiral Oguri Kozaburo 15th class, NA
19 1 Dec 1916 Rear Admiral Ide Kenji 16th class, NA
20 16 Aug 1920 Vice Admiral Horiuchi Saburo 17th class, NA
21 1 May 1922 Rear Admiral Osumi Mineo 24th class, NA
22 1 Dec 1923 Rear Admiral Kobayashi Seizo 26th class, NA
23 25 Mar 1927 Rear Admiral Sakonji Seizo 28th class, NA
24 6 Sep 1929 Rear Admiral Hori Teikichi 32nd class, NA
25 2 Nov 1931 Rear Admiral Toyoda Teijiro 33rd class, NA
26 12 May 1932 Rear Admiral Terashima Ken 31st class, NA
27 15 Sep 1933 Rear Admiral Yoshida Zengo 32nd class, NA Att, NGS Att, NGS 15 Nov 1934 Vice Admiral
28 2 Dec 1935 Vice Admiral Toyoda Soemu 33rd class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN CinC, 4th Fleet
29 20 Oct 1937 Rear Admiral Inoue Shigeyoshi 37th class, NA Att, NGS Att, NGS
30 18 Oct 1939 Rear Admiral Abe Katsuo 40th class, NA
31 15 Oct 1940 Rear Admiral Oka Takazumi 39th class, NA
32 18 Jun 1944 Vice Admiral Oka Takazumi 39th class, NA acting
33 1 Aug 1944 Vice Admiral Tada Takeo 40th class, NA
34 15 May 1945 Vice Admiral Hoshina Zenshiro 41st class, NA
35 17 Nov 1945 Rear Admiral Yamamoto Yoshio 47th class, NA

Vice Director, Naval Affairs Bureau

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1 29 Jan 1886 Captain Inoue Yoshika 15 Jun 1886 vacant
2 27 Oct 1887 Captain Motoyama Susumu
3 16 Aug 1888 Captain Yamazaki Kagenori 9 Mar 1889 abolished
1 1 Mar 1945 Vice Admiral Hoshina Zenshiro 41st class, NA
2 15 May 1945 Rear Admiral Takada Toshitane 46th class, NA 20 Oct 1945 vacant

Director, Personnel Bureau

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1 20 May 1893 CDR Dewa Shigetoo 5th class, NA Chief, Personnel Section, Secretariat
2 12 Sept 1893 CDR Misu Sotaro 5th class, NA XO, Kongo CO, Suma 18 Dec 1894 CAPT
3 27 Dec 1897 CAPT Kamimura Hikonojo 4th class, NA
4 1 Feb 1899 CAPT Kataoka Shichiro 3rd class, NA
5 17 Jun 1899 CAPT Hashimoto Masaaki 4th class, NA
1 20 May 1900 CAPT Hashimoto Masaaki 4th class, NA Director, Personnel Bureau. acting
2 3 Jul 1901 RADM Misu Sotaro 5th class, NA CO, Asahi Cdr, 2nd Squadron
3 28 Dec 1903 RADM Hashimoto Masaaki 4th class, NA
4 19 Dec 1905 RADM Ogura Byoichiro 5th class, NA
5 10 Dec 1908 RADM Tsuchiya Tamotsu 9th class, NA
6 11 Mar 1911 RADM Egashira Yasutaro 12th class, NA
7 20 Apr 1912 RADM Yamaya Tanin 12th class, NA
8 1 Dec 1913 RADM Suzuki Kantaro 14th class, NA
9 23 May 1914 CAPT Mukai Yaichi 15th class, NA acting
10 13 Dec 1915 RADM Okada Keisuke 15th class, NA
11 1 Dec 1917 RADM Taniguchi Naomi 19th class, NA
12 1 Oct 1920 RADM Furukawa Shinzaburo 21st class, NA
13 1 Feb 1923 RADM Yamanashi Katsunoshin 25th class, NA
14 1 Dec 1924 RADM Sakonji Seizo 28th class, NA
15 1 Dec 1926 RADM Fujita Hisanori 29th class, NA
16 10 Dec 1928 RADM Matsushita Hajime 31st class, NA
17 1 Dec 1930 RADM Anno Kiyoshi 33rd class, NA
18 15 Nov 1933 RADM Kobayashi Sonosuke 35th class, NA
19 1 Dec 1936 RADM Shimizu Mitsumi 36th class, NA
20 15 Dec 1938 RADM Ito Seiichi 39th class, NA Att, NGS Cdr, 8th Squadron
21 28 Nov 1940 RADM Nakahara Yoshimasa 41st class, NA
22 10 Dec 1942 RADM Nakazawa Tasuku 43rd class, NA Att, NGS Chief, 1st Bu, NGS
23 15 Jun 1943 RADM Mito Hisashi 42nd class, NA Att, NGS Cdr, 4th Special Attack Squadron
24 7 May 1945 RADM Ono Takeji 44th class, NA Att, NGS reserved
25 24 Nov 1945 RADM Kawai Iwao 47th class, NA

Director, Education Bureau

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1 31 Mar 1923 RADM Furukawa Shinzaburo 21st class, NA
2 10 Apr 1924 RADM Shirane Kumazo 24th class, NA Att, NGS Cdt, Naval Academy
3 18 Sept 1925 RADM Nomura Kichisaburo 26th class, NA
4 26 Jul 1926 RADM Suetsugu Nobumasa 27th class, NA Att, NGS Vice Chief, Naval General Staff 1 Dec 1927 VADM
5 10 Dec 1928 RADM Ominato Naotaro 29th class, NA
6 10 Jun 1930 RADM Terashima Ken 31st class, NA
7 16 Jun 1932 RADM Goto Akira 31st class, NA
8 5 Nov 1933 RADM Nakamura Kamezaburo 33rd class, NA
9 20 Sep 1934 RADM Sonoda Minoru 34th class, NA
10 15 Mar 1935 RADM Toyoda Soemu 33rd class, NA CoS, Combined Fleet Dir, NA Bu, MoN 15 Nov 1935 VADM
11 2 Dec 1935 RADM Sumiyama Tokutaro 34th class, NA
12 1 Dec 1937 RADM Niimi Masaichi 36th class, NA
13 15 Nov 1939 RADM Kusaka Jinichi 37th class, NA
14 4 Apr 1941 RADM Tokunaga Sakae 41st class, NA
15 20 Nov 1942 RADM Yano Shikazo 43rd class, NA Att, NGS Att, NSC
16 1 Mar 1944 RADM Takagi Sokichi 43rd class, NA
17 9 Sep 1944 RADM Onishi Shinzo 42nd class, NA
18 5 May 1945 VADM Takayanagi Gihachi 41st class, NA DCdt, Naval Academy Vice Chief, NGS
19 20 Aug 1945 RADM Kosaka Kanae 43rd class, NA 1 Oct 1945 vacant

Director, Preparation Bureau

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1 15 Nov 1940 Rear Admiral Hoshina Zenshiro 41st class, NA 1 Mar 1945 abolished

Director, Shipping Bureau

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1 29 Jan 1886 Rear Admiral Ito Toshiyoshi Director, Shipping Bureau
1 8 Mar 1889 Captain Shibayama Yahachi Director, 2nd Bureau. acting
2 17 May 1889 Rear Admiral Ito Toshiyoshi
3 23 May 1890 Rear Admiral Aiura Norimichi
4 12 Dec 1892 Rear Admiral Fukushima Takanori 20 May 1893 abolished
1 1 Oct 1915 Rear Admiral Nakano Naoe 15th class, NA Chief, Shipping Division
1 1 Apr 1916 Rear Admiral Nakano Naoe 15th class, NA Director, Shipping Bureau
2 8 Oct 1918 Vice Admiral Okada Keisuke 15th class, NA 1 Oct 1920 reorganized

Director, Machinery Bureau

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1 1 Apr 1916 Vice Admiral (E) Ichikawa Kiyojiro 1885 class, NEA
2 1 Sep 1921 Vice Admiral (E) Funabashi Zenya 1887 class, NEA
3 25 May 1923 Vice Admiral (E) Hiratsuka Tamotsu 19th class, NA 20 Dec 1924 reorganized

Director, Supply Bureau

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1 1 Oct 1920 RADM Yamaguchi Ei 17th class, NA
2 1 Dec 1921 RADM Nakazato Shigetsugu 20th class, NA
3 11 Jun 1924 VADM Fujiwara Eizaburo 21st class, NA
4 20 Dec 1924 VADM Hiratsuka Tamotsu 19th class, NA
5 1 Aug 1925 VADM Ikeda Iwasaburo 3rd class, NEA Dir, Sasebo NYd Att, NGS
6 10 Dec 1928 VADM Shimizu Tokuichi 5th class, NEA
7 30 Nov 1929 VADM Yamashita Gihachiro 7th class, NEA
8 1 Dec 1931 VADM Sugi Masato 10th class, NEA
9 1 Jun 1932 VADM Ushimaru Fukusaku 11th class, NEA
10 10 May 1934 VADM Onodera Hiromu 12th class, NEA
11 2 Dec 1935 VADM Ueda Muneshige 13th class, NEA
12 1 Dec 1936 VADM Ujiie Nagaaki 15th class, NEA Dir, Tech Research Att, NGS
13 30 Aug 1939 RADM Mishuku Konomu 17th class, NEA
14 25 Oct 1943 VADM Nabeshima Shigeaki 19th class, NEA
15 1 May 1945 VADM Morita Kanichi 23rd class, NEA
16 15 Nov 1945 RADM Akishige Jitsue 28th class, NEA

Director, Accounting Bureau

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1 29 Jan 1886 Paymaster General Hayashi Kiyoyasu Director, Accounting Bureau
2 8 Mar 1889 Paymaster General Hasegawa Sadao
1 27 Mar 1890 Paymaster General Hasegawa Sadao Director, 3rd Bureau
15 Apr 1891 vacant
2 20 Apr 1891 Paymaster General Honjuku Takumei 31 Dec 1892 died
3 4 Jan 1893 Paymaster Senior Master Nara Masashi acting
1 20 May 1893 Paymaster General Kawaguchi Takesada Director, Accounting Bureau
2 5 Jun 1897 Paymaster General Murakami Keijiro
3 15 Aug 1908 Paymaster General Fukunaga Kichinosuke
4 10 May 1912 Paymaster General Shisa Masaru
5 25 May 1923 Paymaster General Fukamizu Sadakichi
6 1 Aug 1925 Rear Admiral (P) Nagayasu Shinjiro
7 13 Apr 1927 Rear Admiral (P) Kato Ryoichi
8 20 May 1933 Rear Admiral (P) Murakami Haruichi
9 2 May 1938 Vice Admiral (P) Takei Daisuke
10 1 Jun 1943 Vice Admiral (P) Yamamoto Ushinosuke 1st class, NPA

Director, Medical Bureau

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1 29 Jan 1886 Surgeon General Takagi Kanehiro Chief, Health Division
1 22 Apr 1889 Surgeon General Takagi Kanehiro Chairman, Central Health Committee
2 2 Aug 1892 Surgeon General Saneyoshi Yasuzumi
1 20 May 1893 Surgeon General Saneyoshi Yasuzumi Chairman, Health Committee
1 1 Apr 1897 Surgeon General Saneyoshi Yasuzumi Director, Medical Bureau
2 12 Dec 1905 Surgeon General Kimura Sosuke
3 13 Dec 1915 Surgeon General Honda Tadao
4 1 Dec 1919 Rear Admiral (S) Suzuki Yuzo
5 1 Dec 1923 Vice Admiral (S) Hirano Isamu
6 1 Dec 1925 Vice Admiral (S) Amamiya Ryoshichiro
7 1 Dec 1927 Vice Admiral (S) Onuki Yasuzo
8 30 Nov 1929 Vice Admiral (S) Ogawa Ryu died 22 Feb 1932 died
9 25 Feb 1932 Rear Admiral (S) Koda Naka
10 15 Nov 1934 Vice Admiral (S) Takasugi Shinichiro
11 15 Nov 1939 Vice Admiral (S) Nakano Taro Okayama Coll of Med Dir, Yokosuka NH / Chief Surg, Yokosuka District Att, NGS
12 15 Oct 1941 Vice Admiral (S) Tanaka Higotaro
13 25 Oct 1943 Vice Admiral (S) Hori Nobuaki
14 29 Nov 1945 Captain (S) Arima Shizuka 30 Nov 1945 abolished

Director, Legal Bureau

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1 1 Apr 1897 Vice Admiral Ito Toshiyoshi Chief, Justice Division
2 11 Oct 1898 Navy Lawyer Komorizawa Nagamasa
3 30 Jun 1899 Paymaster Senior Master Toki Yutaka
1 20 May 1900 Paymaster Senior Master Toki Yutaka Director, Justice Bureau
2 30 May 1907 Rear Admiral Takarabe Takeshi 15th class, NA acting
3 30 Sep 1913 Navy Lawyer Uchida Shigenari
1 1 Apr 1916 Navy Lawyer Uchida Shigenari Director, Legal Bureau
2 16 Mar 1925 Navy Justice Yamada Saburo
3 28 Mar 1936 Navy Justice Shiomi Shigeki
4 1 Apr 1941 Navy Justice Obata Yoshizumi University of Tokyo Prosecutor, Tokyo Court Martial Att, NGS 1 Apr 1942 Vice Admiral (J)
5 1 Nov 1944 Rear Admiral (J) Shimada Kiyoshi University of Tokyo Staff, Legal Bu, MoN reserve 1 Nov 1945 Vice Admiral (J)
6 20 Nov 1945 Rear Admiral (J) Yufu Kikuo

Director, Construction Bureau

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1 1 Apr 1923 Navy Engineer Majima Kenzaburo
2 June 1932 Navy Engineer Maeda Yoichi 14 Sep 1933 died
3 20 Sep 1933 Navy Engineer Yoshida Choku 31 Jul 1941 abolished

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