Governor-General of Taiwan

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Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan

The Governor–General of Taiwan (臺灣總督 Taiwan Sōtoku?) was the head of government of Japanese Taiwan (including Formosa and the Pescadores) when they 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]

Governor-Generals[edit]

  Military   Rikken Seiyūkai   Kenseikai   Rikken Minseitō

Portrait Name Origin Occupation Affiliation Term of Office
1 Kabayama Sukenori.jpg Kabayama Sukenori
樺山資紀
Kagoshima Admiral (Imperial Japanese Navy) (Viscount) Military 10 May 1895 2 June 1896
2 11 KatsuraT.jpg Katsura Tarō
桂太郎
Yamaguchi Lieutenant General (Imperial Japanese Army) (Viscount) Military 2 June 1896 14 October 1896
3 Maresuke Nogi, 近世名士写真 其1 - Photo only.jpg Nogi Maresuke
乃木希典
Yamaguchi Lieutenant General (Imperial Japanese Army) (Baron) Military 14 October 1896 26 February 1898
4 Gentaro Kodama 2.jpg Kodama Gentarō
兒玉源太郎
Yamaguchi Lieutenant General (Imperial Japanese Army) (Baron) Military 26 February 1898 11 April 1906
5 Sakuma Samata.jpg Sakuma Samata
佐久間左馬太
Yamaguchi General (Imperial Japanese Army) (Viscount) Military 11 April 1906 1 May 1915
6 Ando Teibi.jpg Andō Teibi
安東貞美
Nagano General (Imperial Japanese Army) (Baron) Military 1 May 1915 6 June 1918
7 Akashi Motojiroh.jpg Akashi Motojiro
明石元二郎
Fukuoka Lieutenant General (Imperial Japanese Army) Military 6 June 1918 24 October 1919
8 Den Kenjiro.jpg Den Kenjirō
田健治郎
Hyōgo Member of Terauchi Cabinet (Baron) Seiyūkai 29 October 1919 2 September 1923
9 Kakichi Uchida.jpg Uchida Kakichi
內田嘉吉
Tokyo Member of House of Peers Seiyūkai 6 September 1923 1 September 1924
10 Takio Izawa 1.jpg Izawa Takio
伊澤多喜男
Nagano Member of House of Peers Kenseikai 1 September 1924 16 July 1926
11 Mannoshin Kamiyama.jpg Kamiyama Mitsunoshin
上山滿之進
Yamaguchi literary figure Kenseikai 16 July 1926 16 June 1928
12 Takeji kawamura.jpg Kawamura Takeji
川村竹治
Akita Member of House of Peers Seiyūkai 16 June 1928 30 July 1929
13 Eizō Ishizuka.jpg Ishizuka Eizō
石塚英藏
Fukushima Member of House of Peers Minseitō 30 July 1929 16 January 1931
14 Ōta Masahiro.jpg Ōta Masahiro
太田政弘
Yamagata Director of Kwantung Leased Territory Minseitō 16 January 1931 2 March 1932
15 Minami Hiroshi.jpg Minami Hiroshi
南弘
Toyama Member of House of Peers Seiyūkai 2 March 1932 26 May 1932
16 Nakagawa Kenzō.jpg Nakagawa Kenzō
中川健蔵
Niigata Undersecretary of Education Minseitō 26 May 1932 2 September 1936
17 Seizō Kobayashi.jpg Seizō Kobayashi
小林躋造
Hiroshima Admiral (Imperial Japanese Navy) Military 2 September 1936 27 November 1940
18 Hasegawa Kiyoshi.JPG Hasegawa Kiyoshi
長谷川清
Fukui Admiral (Imperial Japanese Navy) Military 27 November 1940 30 December 1944
19 Ando Rikichi.jpg Andō Rikichi
安藤利吉
Miyagi General (Imperial Japanese Army) Military 30 December 1944 25 October 1945

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References[edit]

  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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