Inspectorate General of Military Training
The was responsible for all non-military aviation
Military aviation
Military aviation is the use of aircraft and other flying machines for the purposes of conducting or enabling warfare, including national airlift capacity to provide logistical supply to forces stationed in a theater or along a front. Air power includes the national means of conducting such...

 training of the Imperial Japanese Army
Imperial Japanese Army
-Foundation:During the Meiji Restoration, the military forces loyal to the Emperor were samurai drawn primarily from the loyalist feudal domains of Satsuma and Chōshū...

. It was headed by an Inspector general
Inspector General
An Inspector General is an investigative official in a civil or military organization. The plural of the term is Inspectors General.-Bangladesh:...

 who was responsible for overseeing technical and tactical training, and who reported directly to the Emperor of Japan
Emperor of Japan
The Emperor of Japan is, according to the 1947 Constitution of Japan, "the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people." He is a ceremonial figurehead under a form of constitutional monarchy and is head of the Japanese Imperial Family with functions as head of state. He is also the highest...

 via the Imperial General Headquarters
Imperial General Headquarters
The as part of the Supreme War Council was established in 1893 to coordinate efforts between the Imperial Japanese Army and Imperial Japanese Navy during wartime...

 rather than to the Army Minister
Ministry of War of Japan
The , more popularly known as the Ministry of War of Japan, was cabinet-level ministry in the Empire of Japan charged with the administrative affairs of the Imperial Japanese Army...

 or the Chief of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff Office
Imperial Japanese Army General Staff Office
, also called the Army General Staff, was one of the four principal agencies charged with overseeing the Imperial Japanese Army.-Role:The was created in April 1872, along with the Navy Ministry, to replace the Ministry of Military Affairs of the early Meiji government.Initially, the Army Ministry...

. The position of Inspector-General of Military Training was thus the third most powerful position within the Japanese Army.


The office of Inspectorate General of Military Training was established 20 January 1898, to provide a unified command for the Imperial Japanese Army Academy, and the various specialized weaponry and technical training schools, and the military preparatory schools located in various locations around the country. It also had broad powers of oversight over Army logistics, transportation, and support issues. Due to its political power, the post was highly sought after by Army senior leadership, and a factional dispute over succession was one of the triggering factors of the February 26 Incident
February 26 Incident
The was an attempted coup d'état in Japan, from February 26 to 29, 1936 carried out by 1,483 troops of the Imperial Japanese Army. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of Tokyo was briefly occupied by the rebelling troops...

. The post was abolished with the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Army after the surrender of Japan
Surrender of Japan
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 at the end of World War II.


    • Headquarters
      • Section 1. General Affairs (Personnel, Accounting, etc.)
      • Section 2. General Training
      • Section 3. Research and Training Regulations
      • Section 4. Special Schools
    • Artillery
      Originally applied to any group of infantry primarily armed with projectile weapons, artillery has over time become limited in meaning to refer only to those engines of war that operate by projection of munitions far beyond the range of effect of personal weapons...

    • Military engineering
    • Transport
    • Cavalry
      Cavalry or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback. Cavalry were historically the third oldest and the most mobile of the combat arms...

       (and Reconnaissance)
    • Chemical Warfare
      Chemical warfare
      Chemical warfare involves using the toxic properties of chemical substances as weapons. This type of warfare is distinct from Nuclear warfare and Biological warfare, which together make up NBC, the military acronym for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical...

       (from 1941)
    • Communications (from 1941)
    • Anti-Aircraft Artillery (from 1941)

Also from 1941, a 2nd Bureau was added to the organizational structure, to specialize in armored car training. However, military aviation
Military aviation
Military aviation is the use of aircraft and other flying machines for the purposes of conducting or enabling warfare, including national airlift capacity to provide logistical supply to forces stationed in a theater or along a front. Air power includes the national means of conducting such...

 always remained outside the jurisdiction of the Inspectorate.

List of Inspector-Generals of Military Training

Name From To
1 Field Marshal Masatake Terauchi 22 January 1898 25 April 1900
2 Field Marshal Michitsura Nozu
Nozu Michitsura
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25 April 1900 14 January 1904
3 Field Marshal Masatake Terauchi 14 January 1904 9 May 1905
4 General Hiroshi Nishii 9 May 1905 21 December 1908
5 General Hisanao Oshima 21 December 1908 6 September 1911
6 General Nobuoki Asada
Asada Nobuoki
Baron was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army.-Biography:Asada was born as the third son of Sakaguchi Akitada, a samurai retainer of the Kawagoe Domain in Musashi Province, and was adopted by Asada Junshin, a senior retainer of the same clan as his heir. He studied artillery under Egawa...

6 September 1911 22 April 1914
7 Field Marshal Yusaku Uehara 22 April 1914 17 December 1915
8 General Hyoe Ichinohe 17 December 1915 26 August 1919
9 General Kikuzo Otani 26 August 1919 28 December 1920
10 General Yoshifuru Akiyama 28 December 1920 17 March 1923
11 General Jiro Oba 17 March 1923 2 March 1926
12 General Shinnosuke Kikuchi 2 March 1926 22 August 1927
13 Field Marshal Baron Nobuyoshi Mutō
Nobuyoshi Muto
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22 August 1927 26 May 1932
14 General Senjuro Hayashi
Senjuro Hayashi
was an Imperial Japanese Army commander of the Chosen Army of Japan in Korea during the Mukden Incident and the invasion of Manchuria, and a Japanese politician and the 33rd Prime Minister of Japan from February 2, 1937 to June 4, 1937.-Biography:...

26 May 1932 23 January 1934
15 General Jinsaburo Mazaki 23 January 1934 16 July 1935
16 General Jotaro Watanabe 16 July 1935 26 February 1936
17 General Yoshikazu Nishi 26 February 1936 1 August 1936
18 Field Marshal Hajime Sugiyama 1 August 1936 9 February 1937
19 Field Marshal Hisaichi Terauchi 9 February 1937 26 August 1937
20 Field Marshal Shunroku Hata 26 August 1937 14 February 1938
21 General Rikichi Andō
Rikichi Ando
-See also:* Taiwan under Japanese rule...

14 February 1938 30 April 1938
22 General Toshizō Nishio
Toshizo Nishio
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30 April 1938 14 October 1940
23 General Otozō Yamada 14 October 1940 18 July 1944
24 Field Marshal Hajime Sugiyama 18 July 1944 22 November 1944
25 Field Marshal Shunroku Hata 23 November 1944 7 April 1945
26 General Kenji Doihara
Kenji Doihara
was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. He was instrumental in the Japanese invasion of Manchuria for which he earned fame taking the nickname 'Lawrence of Manchuria', a reference to the Lawrence of Arabia....

7 April 1945 25 August 1945
27 General Sadamu Shimomura 25 August 1945 15 October 1945

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