Shunroku Hata

Japanese general (1879-1962)

Shunroku Hata (畑俊六, Hata Shunroku, 26 July 1879 - 10 May 1962), was a Japanese general.

Hata Shunroku
Field Marshal Hata Shunroku
AllegianceEmpire of Japan
Service/branchWar flag of the Imperial Japanese Army.svg Imperial Japanese Army
Years of service1901-1945
RankField Marshal
Commands heldChina Expeditionary Army
Battles/warsRusso-Japanese War
World War II

Hata was minister of war in 1939. He was commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) in China in 1941.[1]

He was the last surviving Japanese military officer with a rank of Field Marshal. He was jailed at the end of World War Two and released in 1955.



  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hata Shunroku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 297.