Takushiro Hattori

Takushiro Hattori
Born January 2, 1901
Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan
Died April 30, 1960
Allegiance Empire of Japan
Service/branch Imperial Japanese Army (IJA)
Years of service 1922–1945
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars World War II (Pacific War)
In this Japanese name, the family name is Hattori.

Takushiro Hattori (服部 卓四郎 Hattori Takushirō, January 2, 1901 – April 30, 1960) was an Imperial Japanese Army officer. He became head of the Operations Section of the Army General Staff, 1941–5, ranked as colonel. He worked with Colonel Masanobu Tsuji, on Japanese planning for some of the major battles of World War II.

He also acted as private secretary to Hideki Tōjō.[1]

His name was mentioned in CIA documents as a plotter in a 1952 plan to kill the Japanese prime minister of the time, Shigeru Yoshida.[2]

He wrote Dai Toa Senso Zenshi (The Complete History of the Great East Asia War, 1953), a large-scale military history of the Pacific War.


  1. Herschaft, Randy (28 February 2007). "CIA Papers Reveal 1950s Japan Coup Plot". Associated Press. Retrieved 10 August 2015 via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)).
  2. CIA files reveal militarist plot to kill Yoshida in '52 | The Japan Times Online
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