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Okada, Keisuke

Date of birth:
January 20th, 1868 (Fukui, Japan)
Date of death:
October 7th, 1952 (Japan)
Buried on:
Tama Cemetery
Nationality:
Japanese (1868-1945, Empire)

Biography

Admiral Keisuke Okada was an opponent to the war against the United States and played an important role in overthrowing the Hideki Tojo cabinet in 1944.

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Awarded on:
November 18th, 1895
Zuiho sho, 6th Class
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1895
Kinshi Kunsho 5th Class
Period:
Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1905
Zuiho sho, 4th Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1915
Zuiho sho, 2nd Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1915
Kinshi Kunsho 3rd Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1915
1914-1920 War Medal
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1920
Kyuokujitsu sho, 2nd Class
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1928
Order Virtuti Militari Knight
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1930
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1930
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1933
Kyuokujitsu sho, 1st Class
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1933
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur

Sources

  • - Bix, H.P., Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan (2001)
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 3727 "Ordination and Resignation" November 29, 1897
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 3862, Appendix "Resignation" May 16, 1896
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 6573 "Investiture and Resignation" May 31, 1905.
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 1067 "Ordination and Resignation" February 24, 1916.
    - "Kanpo" No. 979 "Ordination and Resignation" November 4, 1918
    - "Kanpo" No. 427 "Ordination and Resignation" June 1, 1938
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 1817 "Ordination and Resignation" January 23, 1933.
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 924 "Ordination and Resignation" January 30, 1945
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 1499, Appendix "Resignation II" December 28, 1945

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