Kingoro Hashimoto

officer of Imperial Japanese Army and politician
Follow the road behind the Emperor. We must build the world for Japan's sake, heaven ordered Japan to achieve this great mission.

Kingoro Hashimoto (18901957) was a Japanese soldier and politician, with active participation in various attempts at coup d'états and was a founder of radical secret societies. Hashimoto later was elected to the House of Representatives. The Imperial Youth Federation under his leadership had a mission of guiding the nationalist and militarist indoctrination of young people during war time, in a similar post to Baldur von Schirach and Arthur Axmann, leaders in the Hitler Youth political organization in Germany during wartime. Hashimoto was involved in the Panay incident and was a fervent supporter of aggressive policies during the Second Chinese-Japanese War period. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.

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  • Fire on anything that moves on the river.
    • Quoted in "Yangtze Patrol: The U.S. Navy in China" - Page 251 - by Kemp Tolley - History - 2000
  • The world is facing a historic turning point because the system of materialistic liberalism has come to a deadlock.
    • January 1941. Quoted in "The China Monthly Review" - Page 47 - East Asia - 1917
  • Follow the road behind the Emperor. We must build the world for Japan's sake, heaven ordered Japan to achieve this great mission.
    • Quoted in "The China Monthly Review" - Page 47 - East Asia - 1917

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