Hisatsune Sakomizu

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Hisatsune Sakomizu
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Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
In office
18 July 1961 – 18 July 1962
Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda
Preceded by Yoshiteru Kogane
Succeeded by Sakae Teshima
Director of the Economic Planning Agency
In office
8 December 1960 – 18 July 1961
Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda
Preceded by Wataro Kanno
Succeeded by Aiichiro Fujiyama
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
7 April 1945 – 17 August 1945
Prime Minister Kantarō Suzuki
Preceded by Sotaro Ishiwata
Succeeded by Taketora Ogata
Personal details
Born 5 August 1902
Tokyo, Japan
Died 25 July 1977(1977-07-25) (aged 74)
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Tokyo Imperial University

Hisatsune Sakomizu (迫水 久常?, Sakomizu Hisatsune, 5 August 1902 – 25 July 1977) was a Japanese government official and politician before, during and after World War II. He is well known for serving as the chief secretary to Prime Minister Kantarō Suzuki's Cabinet (April–August 1945).

He was ordered by Suzuki to investigate and analyze the economic condition of Japan, and to give a written confidential report to Suzuki. Sakomizu found that Japan‘s resources were rapidly decreasing, and that Japan would be unable to continue fighting the war for more than a few months. Both the air raids and the conquered Japanese territories captured by the United States of America had caused a "great disruption of land and sea communication and essential war production."[1] In addition, coal and oil supplies were found to be in rapid decline, as well as health and support for the war effort.

He served as a government officer of the Ministry of Finance in various governmental workplaces until 1945. After WW2, he became a member of the House of Representatives and then joined Liberal Democratic Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan's Struggle to End the War". Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Yoshiteru Kogane
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
1961–1962
Succeeded by
Sakae Teshima
Preceded by
Wataro Kanno
Director of the Economic Planning Agency
1960–1961
Succeeded by
Aiichiro Fujiyama
Preceded by
Sotaro Ishiwata
Chief Cabinet Secretary
1945
Succeeded by
Taketora Ogata
Academic offices
Preceded by
New post
Principal of Kagoshima Junior College of Technology
1966–1973
Succeeded by
Post abolished