Section chiefs of General Staffs (Japanese Army)

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Administration Bureau

総務部 Somu Bu

General Affairs Section, Administration Bureau

庶務課 Shomu Ka

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10 Aug 1928 Colonel, Inf Shinozuka Yoshio 17th class, MA Att, 3rd Gd Inf Rediment Cdr, 1st Inf Regiment
1 Aug 1931 Colonel, Inf Yoshimoto Teiichi 20th class, MA Senior Staff, Mil Sect, Mil Affairs Bu, MoA Cdr, 68th Inf Regiment
20 Dec 1933

Organization and Mobilization Section, Administration Bureau

編制動員課 Hensei Doin Ka

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1 Dec 1926 Colonel, Inf Umezu Yoshijiro 15th class, MA Commander, 3rd Inf Regiment Commander, 1st Inf Brigade
1 Aug 1930

1st Bureau

第一部 Dai Ichi Bu (operation)

Exercise Section, 1st Bureau

演習課 Enshu Ka

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28 Mar 1936 Colonel, Art Sumita Raishiro 24th class, MA Instructor, Military College Commander, 3rd Fld Art Regiment
2 Aug 1937

2nd Bureau

第二部 Dai Ni Bu (intelligence)

China Section, 2nd Bureau

支那課 Shina Ka

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26 Sep 1927 Lt Colonel, Inf Iwamatsu Yoshio 17th class, MA Att, 1st Taiwan Inf Regiment
10 Aug 1928
9 Jan 1932 Colonel, Inf Iwamatsu Yoshio 17th class, MA Chief of Staff, 5th Division Att, General Staffs
8 Aug 1932

3rd Bureau

第三部 Dai San Bu (logistics)

Communication Section, 3rd Bureau

通信課 Tsushin Ka

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26 Jul 1927 COL(C) Yamada Otozo 14th class, MA Staff, Korea Army Chief, Edu Bu, Cavalry School
1 Aug 1930
15 Jul 1938 COL(I) Nakamura Masao 25th class, MA CoS, 12th Division Cdr, 21st Inf Brigade
9 Mar 1939