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|
|Battles/wars||World War II (Pacific War)|
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.
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.
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.
- Herschaft, Randy (28 February 2007). "CIA Papers Reveal 1950s Japan Coup Plot". Associated Press. Retrieved 10 August 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (. ))
- CIA files reveal militarist plot to kill Yoshida in '52 | The Japan Times Online
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