List of graduates of the Japanese Imperial Military Academies

This is a select list of graduates from the Japanese Imperial Military Academies (1891–1934). It is not complete.

Graduates from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy (Military Academy)Edit

1891 ClassEdit

1897 ClassEdit

1904 ClassEdit

1905 ClassEdit

1906 ClassEdit

1908 ClassEdit

1912 ClassEdit

1915 ClassEdit

1921 ClassEdit

1922 ClassEdit

1923 classEdit

Graduates from the Japanese Army War CollegeEdit

The following were notable graduates of the Army War College:

1903 ClassEdit

1909 ClassEdit


1910 ClassEdit

1911 ClassEdit

1912 ClassEdit

1913 ClassEdit

1914 ClassEdit

1915 ClassEdit

1916 ClassEdit

1917 ClassEdit

1918 ClassEdit

1919 ClassEdit

1920 ClassEdit

1921 ClassEdit

1922 ClassEdit

1923 ClassEdit

  • Tadamichi Kuribayashi: November
  • Hong Sa-ik
  • Okikatsu Arao (Koko) (Chief, Shipping Section, Army General Staff; senior Staff Officer, Army Affairs Section, War Ministry; Chief, Third Section—Organization and Mobilization, Army General Staff)
  • Hiroo Sato (Chief, War Materiel Section, War Ministry; and an officer who, like Col Arao, had the confidence of War Minister Anami)[citation needed]
  • Yozo Miyama (Chief, Third Section-Organization and Mobilization, Army General Staffs post which he held before the author assumed it; and Senior Adjutant, War Ministry)[citation needed]
  • Makoto Matsutani (Chief, 20th Group-War Coordination, Army General Staff; Military Secretary to Prime Minister Suzuki)[citation needed]

1925 ClassEdit

1927 ClassEdit

1929Edit

1930 ClassEdit

1931 ClassEdit

1944 ClassEdit

  • Takagi Masao (3rd President of South Korea, also known as Park Chung-hee)

Graduates in Military Overseas StudiesEdit

  • Shunroku Hata: Military Student, Germany, March 1912
  • Hisaichi Terauchi: Military Student, Germany, February 1913
  • Yoshijirō Umezu: Military Student, Germany, April 1913
  • Masaharu Homma: Military Student, England, August 1918 (and served as observer with British forces in France)
  • Hitoshi Imamura: Military Student, England, April 1918; Assistant Military Attaché, England, October 1918
  • Naruhiko Higashikuni: Resident Officer, France, studying military tactics, April 1920
  • Tomoyuki Yamashita: Military Student. Germany, July 1921
  • Hideyoshi Obata: Military Student, England, April 1923; Major, March 1926
  • Minoru Sasaki: Military Student, U.S.S.R., September 1927; same for Poland and U.S.S.R., August 1928
  • Torashirō Kawabe: Resident Officer, Riga, Latvia (studying Soviet military affairs), January 1926-September 1928

Students in Army Cavalry SchoolEdit

Graduates from Artillery and Engineering SchoolEdit

Graduates from the Imperial Japanese Naval AcademyEdit

Graduates from the Naval War CollegeEdit