Governor-General of Taiwan

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Kodama Gentaro, Governor-General of Taiwan from 1898 to 1906

The position of Governor–General of Taiwan Taiwan Sōtoku (臺灣總督?) existed when Taiwan (then known in English as Formosa) and the Pescadores were part of the Empire of Japan, from 1895 to 1945.

The Japanese Governors-General were members of the Diet, civilian officials, Japanese nobles or generals. They exercised their power on behalf of the Sovereign of Taiwan (the Emperor of Japan) until the dissolution of the Empire when the dominion was ceded to the Republic of China.[1]

No. Name Kanji Origin Title Start Date End Date
1 Kabayama Sukenori 樺山資紀 Admiral (Imperial Japanese Navy) Viscount 10 May 1895 2 June 1896
2 Katsura Tarō 桂太郎 Lieutenant General (Imperial Japanese Army) Viscount 2 June 1896 14 October 1896
3 Nogi Maresuke 乃木希典 Lieutenant General (Imperial Japanese Army) Baron 14 October 1896 26 February 1898
4 Kodama Gentarō 兒玉源太郎 Lieutenant General (Imperial Japanese Army) Baron 26 February 1898 11 April 1906
5 Sakuma Samata 佐久間左馬太 General (Imperial Japanese Army) Viscount 11 April 1906 1 May 1915
6 Andō Teibi 安東貞美 General (Imperial Japanese Army) Baron 1 May 1915 6 June 1918
7 Akashi Motojiro 明石元二郎 Lieutenant General (Imperial Japanese Army) 6 June 1918 24 October 1919
8 Den Kenjirō 田健治郎 Member of Terauchi Cabinet Baron 29 October 1919 2 September 1923
9 Uchida Kakichi 內田嘉吉 Member of House of Peers 6 September 1923 1 September 1924
10 Izawa Takio 伊澤多喜男 Member of House of Peers 1 September 1924 16 July 1926
11 Kamiyama Mitsunoshin 上山滿之進 literary figure 16 July 1926 16 June 1928
12 Kawamura Takeji 川村竹治 Member of House of Peers 16 June 1928 30 July 1929
13 Ishizuka Eizō 石塚英藏 Member of House of Peers 30 July 1929 16 January 1931
14 Ōta Masahiro 太田政弘 Director of Kwantung Leased Territory 16 January 1931 2 March 1932
15 Minami Hiroshi 南弘 Member of House of Peers 2 March 1932 26 May 1932
16 Nakagawa Kenzō 中川健蔵 Undersecretary of Education 26 May 1932 2 September 1936
17 Kobayashi Seizō 小林躋造 Admiral (Imperial Japanese Navy) 2 September 1936 27 November 1940
18 Hasegawa Kiyoshi 長谷川清 Admiral (Imperial Japanese Navy) 27 November 1940 30 December 1944
19 Andō Rikichi 安藤利吉 General (Imperial Japanese Army) 30 December 1944 25 October 1945

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  1. ^ Edward I-te Chen (1970). "Japanese Colonialism in Korea and Formosa: A Comparison of The Systems of Political Control". Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies (Harvard-Yenching Institute) 30: 126–158. doi:10.2307/2718768. JSTOR 2718768. 

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