Doihara Kenji


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(b. 8 Aug. 1883, d. 23 Dec. 1948).

Japanese general Born into a service family, Doihara rose to become a general in the Guandong Army. With Ishiwara, he is remembered as one of the architects of the Manchurian Incident of 1931, which involved the military takeover of north‐eastern China. In addition, he played an important part in negotiating the Doihara‐Quin Agreement ( June 1935), which paved the way for the withdrawal of the Guomindang from northern China, the partition of the country, and the establishment of a puppet state in Manchuria (Manchukuo). After 1945 Doihara was indicted as a Class A war criminal. During his trial he refused to give testimony and was later hanged.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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