Okinori Kaya

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Okinori Kaya
Okinori Kaya 01.jpg
Minister of Justice
In office
18 July 1963 – 18 July 1964
Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda
Preceded by Kunio Nakagaki
Succeeded by Hitoshi Takahashi
Minister of Finance
In office
18 October 1941 – 19 February 1944
Prime Minister Hideki Tojo
Preceded by Masatsune Ogura
Succeeded by Sotaro Ishiwata
In office
4 June 1937 – 26 May 1938
Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe
Preceded by Toyotarō Yūki
Succeeded by Shigeaki Ikeda
Finance Secretary
In office
2 February 1937 – 4 June 1937
Prime Minister Senjūrō Hayashi
Preceded by Takao Kawagoe
Succeeded by Sotaro Ishiwata
Personal details
Born 30 January 1889
Hiroshima, Japan
Died 9 May 1977(1977-05-09) (aged 88)
Tokyo, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Tokyo Imperial University

Okinori Kaya (賀屋 興宣, Kaya Okinori, January 30, 1889 – May 9, 1977) was the Minister of Finance of Japan between 1941 and 1944. In 1945, he was captured by the Allies, tried by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. Paroled in 1955, he later served as Minister of Justice from 1963 until 1964.

In his obituary, Time magazine quoted Kaya as saying that communism means only a dog's life.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Obituary". Time. May 9, 1977.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Kakuei Tanaka
Chairman of the Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party
1962-1963
Succeeded by
Takeo Miki
Political offices
Preceded by
Kunio Nakagaki
Minister of Justice
1963–1964
Succeeded by
Hitoshi Takahashi
Preceded by
Masatsune Ogura
Minister of Finance
1941–1944
Succeeded by
Sotaro Ishiwata
Preceded by
Toyotarō Yūki
Minister of Finance
1937–1938
Succeeded by
Shigeaki Ikeda
Preceded by
Takeo Kawagoe
Finance Secretary
1937
Succeeded by
Sotaro Ishiwata
Other offices
Preceded by
Seiichirō Yasui
Chairman of the Japan War-Bereaved Families Association
1962-1977
Succeeded by
Isamu Murakami

External links

  • "Bitter Fruit"
  • Okinori Kaya profile
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