Shirō Nonaka

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Shiro Nonaka
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Born(1903-10-27)October 27, 1903
Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Empire of Japan
DiedFebruary 29, 1936(1936-02-29) (aged 32)
Tokyo City, Tokyo Prefecture, Empire of Japan
Service/branchImperial Japanese Army
Years of service1924–1936

Shirō Nonaka (野中 四郎, Nonaka Shirō, 27 October 1903 – 29 February 1936) was an Imperial Japanese Army officer who was a central conspirator in the February 26 Incident in 1936.[1] His final rank was Captain.


Nonaka was born in the city of Okayama, in a family of career military officers. He enrolled in Tokyo Fourth Junior High School (now Toyama High School in the Shinjuku City),[2] and graduated in the 36th class of the Imperial Japanese Army Academy in 1924. Later, he became an Infantry Captain in 1933.[1] During the February 26 Incident, he led 500 soldiers to take over Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department headquarters, but committed suicide on 29 February when the coup d'etat failed.[1]





  1. ^ a b c "Nonaka Shirō". Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus (in Japanese). Kōdanasha. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ 日本陸海軍総合事典 General Dictionary of the Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan, edited by Ikuhiko Hata (University of Tokyo Press, 2005, in Japanese)

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