|Born||February 1, 1889
|Died||November 1, 1947(aged 58)|
|Allegiance||Empire of Japan|
|Service/branch||Imperial Japanese Army|
|Years of service||1909 -1945|
|Commands held||IJA 56th Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
From 1937 to 1938, Matsuyama was commanding officer of the 19th Independent Defense Battalion. He was transferred to the 2nd Border Defense Unit of the Kwantung Army in 1938, and became commander of an infantry brigade in the IJA 27th Division. In 1941 he was commander of 64th Independent Infantry Group. In August 1939, Matuyama was promoted to lieutenant general.
From 1942 to 1945, Matsuyama succeeded General Masao Watanabe as commander of the IJA 56th Division, in operations in China, Burma and Thailand, and participated in the Battle of Northern Burma and Western Yunnan against the Chinese National Revolutionary Army forces along the Salween River. The 56th Division was annihilated in Longling Western Yunnan in 1944.
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