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Araki, Sadao

Date of birth:
May 26th, 1877 (Komae/Tokyo, Japan)
Date of death:
November 2nd, 1966 (Japan)
Buried on:
Tama Cemetery
Nationality:
Japanese (1868-1945, Empire)

Biography

General Sadao Araki was convicted of war crimes and given a life sentence in 1945. He was released in 1955 for health issues.

Promotions:
June 1898: Second Lieutenant (陸軍少尉 Rikugun-Shoi)
November 1900: First Lieutenant (陸軍中尉 Rikugun-Chui)
June 1904: Captain (陸軍大尉 Rikugun-Tai-i)
November 1909: Major (陸軍少佐 Rikugun-Shosa)
August 1915: Lieutenant Colonel (陸軍中佐 Rikugun-Chusa)
July 24, 1918: Colonel (陸軍大佐 Rikugun-Taisa)
March 17, 1923: Major General (陸軍少将 Rikugun-Shosho)
July 26, 1927: Lieutenant General (陸軍中将 Rikugun-Chujo)
October 20, 1933: General (陸軍大将 Rikugun-Taisho)

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Period:
Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)
Rank:
Tai-i (Captain)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1906
Kyuokujitsu sho, 5th Class
Period:
Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)
Rank:
Tai-i (Captain)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1906
Kinshi Kunsho 5th Class
Period:
Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)
Rank:
Tai-i (Captain)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1906
1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War Medal
Rank:
Sho-sa (Major)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1912
Rank:
Sho-sa (Major)
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1914
Zuiho sho, 4th Class
Rank:
Sho-sa (Major)
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1914
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Chu-sa (Lieutenant Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1915
Kyuokujitsu sho, 4th Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Chu-sa (Lieutenant Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1915
1914-1920 War Medal
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Chu-sa (Lieutenant Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1916
Order of St. Vladimir 4th Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Chu-sa (Lieutenant Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1917
Order of St. Anna II class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1918
Zuiho sho, 3rd Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1920
Kyuokujitsu sho, 3rd Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1920
Kinshi Kunsho 4th Class
Rank:
Chu-sho (Lieutenant-General)
Awarded on:
1927
Zuiho sho, 2nd Class
Rank:
Chu-sho (Lieutenant-General)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1932
Zuiho sho, 1st Class
Rank:
Tai-sho (General)
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1934
Kyuokujitsu sho, 1st Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Tai-sho (General)
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1940
2600th National Anniversary Medal

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