Suzuki Kantaro, the admiral and politician of Japanese Empire.

Suzuki Kantaro, the admiral and  politician of Japanese Empire.


Suzuki Kantaro was Born On January 1868 in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture in Japan. He was Popular in the Imperial Japanese Navy.  Kantar was a member of the Taisei Yokusanki and 42 Prime minister of Japan from April 7- August 1945. Suzuki  grew up in the city of Noda, Chiba Prefecture. He got admission in the Naval College in 1884, later on he joined the Imperial Japanese’s Navy In 1888. He immediately transferred to serve in the first Sino- Japanese War as a torpedo boat captain. During the Russo- Japanese war, Suzuki  was the commander of the4th- Destroyer Division and Participated in the Battle Tsushima.  Kantar remained unbeatable commander and captain in all these wars. During the World War1 He was the minister of the Navy.  Kantar achieved the rank of full admiral in 1923, after the success of World War 1. Kantar becomes the Commander –In – Chief of the Combined Fleet. On February26, 1936, he narrowly escaped assassination; the bullet that intended to kill he remained in his body for the remainder of his life. After serving long term in the Japanese Navy, he retired from the Navy.

After retirement Kantar served as an advisor of the government. In 1944, Kantar Become the Chairman of the Imperial Advisory   Council. Kantar Strongly opposed the Japan War (Pacific War) with the United States before the World War11. He strongly urged his colleagues to negotiations with the Americans as soon as Possible. Kantar does not want that Pacific War should be fought between America and Japan. In April 1945, Kantar elected as a 42ND Prime Minister of Japan at the age of 77. He concurrently held the portfolios for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and in Great East Asia. Being a Prime Minister, he contributed to the final peace negotiations with the Allied Powers IN World War II. He   also participated in calling two unperfected imperial conferences, which helped to resolve the split within the Japanese Imperial cabinet over the Potsdam Declaration.  Kantar outlined the terms in Emperor Hirohito, who had already agreed to accept unconditional Surrender. This went strongly against the military faction of the cabinet, who desired to the container in hopes of negotiating a more favorable peace agreement,

As a Prime Minister, he continued to lobby for the negotiations to making him an unpopular person amongst militarists. There is several assassination attempts were made to kill  Kantar. After Emperor Showa’s radio Address that announced the intention of surrender, Kantar resigned his post. He continued to be a close advisor to Emperor Showa. His Sincere cooperation with the occupation forces helped  ease the transition significantly.  His honors include” Order of the golden Kite”, April 1, 1906, Grand Cordon of the “ Order of the Rising sun” April 1. 1916, Grand Cordon of the “Order of the Paulownia Flowers” April 29, 1934, Baron, November 20, 1936. And Knight Commander of the “ Order of the Bath”. Military  Division. Suzuki  died of natural causes  April 17, 1948 at the age of 80.He buried in his home town of Noda, Chiba.



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