Kaichi Hirate

Kaichi Hirate (March 12, 1909 – May 10, 1946) was a Captain in the Japanese Imperial Army. During World War II, he was commandant of the First Branch Camp at Hakodate. In 1946, Hirate was charged with mistreating of prisoners of war resulting in death. He was tried by a U.S. military tribunal at the Yokohama War Crimes Trials. Hirate was found guilty, sentenced to death, and hanged at Sugamo Prison in 1946.[1]


  1. ^ Stella Lee Researcher, U.C. Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center, [1] Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine, "Case Synopses From Judge Advocate's Reviews: Yokohama Class B and C War Crimes Trials," 2007.