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Mamoru Shigemitsu

SurnameShigemitsu
Given NameMamoru
Born29 Jul 1887
Died27 Jun 1957
CountryJapan
CategoryGovernment
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseMamoru Shigemitsu was born in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. He graduated from Tokyo Imperial University in 1907. He was the Japanese ambassador to China, Russia, and Britain prior to the war. Near the end of WW2, he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan. He was among the Japanese diplomats who arrived aboard the battleship Missouri to sign the instrument of surrender on 2 Sep 1945. After the war, he was tried for waging war and for "deliberately and recklessly disregarded their duty", and was sentenced to seven years in prison. He was paroled in 1950. He returned to politics as a leader of the Reform Party, and was the Foreign Minister between 1954 and 1956.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2006

Mamoru Shigemitsu Timeline

29 Jul 1887 Mamoru Shigemitsu was born.
27 Jun 1957 Mamoru Shigemitsu passed away.

Photographs

Attendees of the Greater East Asia Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Nov 1943, photo 3 of 4; left to right: Ba Maw, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei, Hideki Tojo, Wan Waithayakon, Josť Laurel, Subhas Chandra BoseAttendees of the Greater East Asia Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Nov 1943, photo 4 of 4; left to right: Ba Maw, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei, Hideki Tojo, Wan Waithayakon, Josť Laurel, Subhas Chandra Bose
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Videos

Newsreel of Japanese signing formal instruments of surrender aboard USS Missouri




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Event(s) Participated:
» Greater East Asia Conference
» Japan's Surrender

Document(s):
» Imperial Rescript for Surrender
» Japanese Instrument of Surrender

Mamoru Shigemitsu Photo Gallery
Attendees of the Greater East Asia Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Nov 1943, photo 3 of 4; left to right: Ba Maw, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei, Hideki Tojo, Wan Waithayakon, Josť Laurel, Subhas Chandra BoseAttendees of the Greater East Asia Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Nov 1943, photo 4 of 4; left to right: Ba Maw, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei, Hideki Tojo, Wan Waithayakon, Josť Laurel, Subhas Chandra Bose
See all 27 photographs of Mamoru Shigemitsu


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