Kenji Doihara

1883 - 1948

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Kenji Doihara (土肥原 賢二, Doihara Kenji, 8 August 1883 – 23 December 1948) was a Japanese army officer. As a general in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, he was instrumental in the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. As a leading intelligence officer, he played a key role to the Japanese machinations that led to the occupation of large parts of China, the destabilization of the country, and the disintegration of the traditional structure of Chinese society to diminish reaction to the Japanese plans by using highly-unconventional methods. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenji Doihara has received more than 328,640 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Kenji Doihara is the 564th most popular military personnel (down from 513th in 2019), the 337th most popular biography from Japan (down from 256th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Kenji Doihara ranks 564 out of 2,058Before him are Oenomaus, Hans Baur, Kurt Franz, Adolf Heusinger, Jisaburō Ozawa, and Saburō Sakai. After him are Raymond A. Spruance, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Oghul Qaimish, and Otto Kumm.

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Among people born in 1883, Kenji Doihara ranks 61Before him are Ivan Ilyin, Richard von Mises, Nikolay Krestinsky, Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia, Henri Delaunay, and Bernhard Rust. After him are Gusztáv Jány, Ichirō Hatoyama, Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, Alfredo Casella, Yan Xishan, and Fritz Gerlich. Among people deceased in 1948, Kenji Doihara ranks 48Before him are Tamam Shud case, Josef Bühler, Dieter Wisliceny, Rudolf Brandt, Seishirō Itagaki, and Otto Rasch. After him are Waldemar Hoven, Princess Henriette of Belgium, Wolfram Sievers, Viktor Brack, Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni, and Feng Yuxiang.

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Among people born in Japan, Kenji Doihara ranks 337 out of 6,245Before him are Seishirō Itagaki (1885), Sesshū Tōyō (1420), Tokugawa Ieharu (1737), Emperor Go-Hanazono (1419), Jisaburō Ozawa (1886), and Saburō Sakai (1916). After him are Saionji Kinmochi (1849), Kaoru Ishikawa (1915), Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855), Izumo no Okuni (1572), Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127), and Hirokazu Kore-eda (1962).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Kenji Doihara ranks 34Before him are Saitō Hajime (1844), Mitsuo Fuchida (1902), Kawakami Gensai (1834), Seishirō Itagaki (1885), Jisaburō Ozawa (1886), and Saburō Sakai (1916). After him are Taira no Masakado (903), Takeichi Nishi (1902), Hisaichi Terauchi (1879), Sadao Araki (1877), Yoshijirō Umezu (1882), and Takijirō Ōnishi (1891).