|Kyuichi Tokuda during a May Day rally in 1946|
|Chair of the Japanese Communist Party|
|Preceded by||Toshihiko Sakai|
|Succeeded by||Sanzo Nosaka|
September 12, 1894|
|Died||October 14, 1953
|Political party||Japanese Communist Party|
Kyuichi Tokuda was born in 1894 to a poor family in Okinawa. He worked as a substitute teacher before becoming a lawyer after graduating from Nihon University. He joined the Japanese Communist Party, becoming a member of its central committee. He was arrested in 1928, and was not released until on October 1945, a month after the end of World War II. In 1950, he was purged from public office by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. He died in exile in China.
- Appeal to the People, a document written during his imprisonment. It was read by him at a rally on October 10, 1945 following his release from prison following the end of World War II.
- Eighteen Years in Prison (Gokuchu juhachi-nen) by Kyuichi Tokuda and Yoshio Shiga. Published by the Japanese Communist Party Party in 1948.
Some of the writings of Kyuichi Tokuda
At Revolutionary Democracy Archive
- Japanese dissidence during the Shōwa period
- Mountain Village Operation Unit
- Yoshio Shiga (Communist)
- Biographical Dictionary of the Comintern edited by Milorad M. Drachkovitch Page 472-473
- Revolution and Subjectivity in Postwar Japan By J. Victor Koschmann Page 28
- Rising from the Flames: The Rebirth of Theater in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952 edited by Samuel L. Leiter Page 296