202nd Division ( was an 第202師団 Dai-nihyakini Shidan) infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Aoba Division (, after the 青葉 兵団 Aoba Heidan) Aoba Castle. It was formed 2 April 1945 in Sendai as a triangular division. It was one of the batch of eight divisions comprising 201st, 202nd, 205th, 206th, 209th, 212th, 214th and 216th divisions created as part of the Japanese reaction on the Battle of Okinawa.
202nd division was assigned as the mobile reserve of the Kantō region. The 504th infantry regiment was garrisoning Isesaki, 505th - Annaka, and 506th infantry regiment - Honjō. Other sub-units were deployed at  Numata. The 202nd division did not see any combat.
See also [ edit ]
Independent Mixed Brigade
Infantry Division (including guard divisions)
Independent Armored Brigade
Japanese infantry and armored units in Home Islands, 15 August 1945
Notes and references [ edit ]
This article incorporates material from Japanese Wikipedia page
第202師団 (日本軍), accessed 14 July 2016 Madej, W. Victor,
Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937–1945 [2 vols], Allentown, PA: 1981.