Defensive Forces


Yokosuka Naval District Kure Naval District Sasebo Naval District
Maizuru Naval District
Ominato Guard District Chinkai Guard District Ryojun Guard District
Kainan Guard District Mako Guard District Takao Guard District
Osaka Guard District Takeshiki Guard District

Commander-in-Chief, Yokosuka Naval District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1884.12.15 VADM Nakamuta, Kuranosuke   Chief of Preparation
1886. 4.26   (Job renamed)   C-in-C, Yokosuka Naval District
1889. 3. 8 VADM Nire, Kagenori    
1891. 6.17 VADM Akamatsu, Noriyoshi    
1892.12.12 VADM Ito, Sukeyuki    
1893. 5.20 VADM Inoue, Yoshika    
1895. 2.16 VADM Aiura, Norimichi    
1897. 4. 9 VADM Tsuboi, Kozo    
1898. 2. 1 VADM Samejima, Kazunori    
1899. 1.19 VADM Aiura, Norimichi    
1900. 5.20 VADM Inoue, Yoshika    
1901.12.24 ADM (Promoted)    
1905.12.20 VADM Kamimura, Hikonojo 4  
1909.12. 1 VADM Uryu, Sotokichi    
1912.10.16 ADM (Promoted)    
1912.12. 1 VADM Yamada, Hikohachi 5  
1914. 5.23 VADM Ijichi, Suetaka 7  
1915. 9.23 VADM Fujii, Koichi 7  
1916.12. 1 VADM Prince Yorihito    
1917.12. 1 VADM Nawa, Matahachiro 10  
1918. 7. 2 ADM (Promoted)    
1920. 8.24 ADM Yamaya, Tanin 12  
1922. 7.27 ADM Takarabe, Takeshi 15  
1923. 5.15 ADM Nomaguchi, Kaneo 13  
1924. 2. 5 VADM Horiuchi, Saburo 17  
1924.12. 1 VADM Kato, Hiroharu 18  
1926.12.10 ADM Okada, Keisuke 15  
1927. 4.20 ADM Abo, Kiyokazu 18  
1928. 5.16 VADM Yoshikawa, Yasuhira 22  
1928.12.10 VADM Yamamoto, Eisuke 24  
1929.11.11 VADM Osumi, Mineo 24  
1931. 4. 1 ADM (Promoted)    
1931.12. 1 VADM Nomura, Kichisaburo 26  
1932. 2. 2 ADM Yamamoto, Eisuke 24  
1932.10.10 VADM Nomura, Kichisaburo 26  
1933. 3.30 ADM (Promoted)    
1933.11.15 VADM Nagano, Osami 28  
1934. 3.30 ADM (Promoted)    
1934.11.15 ADM Suetsugu, Nobumasa 27  
1935.12. 2 VADM Yonai, Mitsumasa 29  
1936.12. 1 VADM Hyakutake, Gengo 30  
1937. 4. 1 ADM (Promoted)    
1938. 4.25 VADM Hasegawa, Kiyoshi 31  
1939. 4. 1 ADM (Promoted)    
1940. 5. 1 ADM Oikawa, Koshiro 31  
1940. 9. 5 ADM Shiozawa, Koichi 32  
1941. 9.10 ADM Shimada, Shigetaro 32  
1941.10.18 VADM Hirata, Noboru 34  
1942.11.10 ADM Koga, Mineichi 34  
1943. 5.21 ADM Toyoda, Soemu 33  
1944. 5. 3 ADM Yoshida, Zengo 32  
1944. 8. 2 ADM Nomura, Naokuni 35  
1944. 9.15 VADM Tsukahara, Nishizo 36  
1945. 5. 1 VADM Totsuka, Michitaro 38  
1945.11.30 disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Kure Naval District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1887. 9.26 VADM Maki, Nagayoshi   Chief of Preparation
1889. 3. 8 VADM Nakamuta, Kuranosuke    
1892.12.12 VADM Arichi, Shinanojo    
1895. 5.12 VADM Hayashi, Kiyoyasu   mobilized reserve
1896. 2.26 VADM Inoue, Yoshika    
1900. 5.20 VADM Shibayama, Yahachi    
1905. 2. 6 VADM Arima, Shinichi 2  
1906. 2. 2 VADM Yamauchi, Masuji 6  
1909.12. 1 VADM Kato, Tomozaburo 7  
1913.12. 1 VADM Matsumoto, Kazu 7  
1914. 3.25 VADM Yoshimatsu, Motaro 7  
1915. 9.23 VADM Ijichi, Suetaka 7  
1916.12. 1 VADM Kato, Sadakichi 10  
1918. 7. 2 ADM (Promoted)    
1919.12. 1 ADM Murakami, Kakuichi 11  
1922. 7.27 VADM Suzuki, Kantaro 14  
1923. 8. 3 ADM (Promoted)    
1924. 1.27 ADM Takeshita, Isamu 15  
1925. 4.15 VADM Abo, Kiyokazu 18  
1926.12.10 VADM Taniguchi, Naomi 19  
1928. 4. 1 ADM (Promoted)    
1928.12.10 VADM Otani, Koshiro 23  
1929.11.11 ADM Taniguchi, Naomi 19  
1930. 6.11 VADM Nomura, Kichisaburo 26  
1931.12. 1 VADM Yamanashi, Katsunoshin 25  
1932. 4. 1 ADM (Promoted)    
1932.12. 1 VADM Nakamura, Ryozo 27  
1934. 3.30 ADM (Promoted)    
1934. 5.10 VADM Fujita, Hisanori 29  
1936. 4. 1 ADM (Promoted)    
1936.12. 1 VADM Kato, Takayoshi 31  
1938.11.15 VADM Shimada, Shigetaro 32  
1940. 4.15 VADM Hibino, Masaharu 34  
1941. 9.18 ADM Toyoda, Soemu 33  
1942.11.10 VADM Takahashi, Ibo 36  
1943. 6.21 VADM Nagumo, Chuichi 36  
1943.10.20 VADM Nomura, Naokuni 35  
1944. 3. 1 ADM (Promoted)    
1944. 7.17 ADM Sawamoto, Yorio 36  
1945. 5. 1 VADM Kanazawa, Masao 39  
1945.11.30 disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Sasebo Naval District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1887. 9.26 VADM Akamatsu, Noriyoshi   Chief of Preparation
1889. 3. 8   (Job renamed)    
1891. 6.27 VADM Hayashi, Kiyoyasu    
1892.12.12 VADM Inoue, Yoshika    
1893. 5.20 RADM Aiura, Norimichi    
1894 7.13 CAPT Shibayama, Yahachi   acting
1894 7.30 RADM (Promoted)    
1897.10. 8 VADM Aiura, Norimichi    
1899. 1.19 VADM Togo, Heihachiro    
1900. 5.20 VADM Samejima, Kazunori    
1905.11.13 ADM (Promoted)    
1906. 2. 2 VADM Arima, Shinichi 2  
1906.11.22 VADM Uryu, Sotokichi    
1909. 3. 1 VADM Arima, Shinichi 2  
1909.12. 1 VADM Dewa, Shigeto 5  
1911.12. 1 VADM Shimamura, Hayao 7  
1914. 3.25 VADM Fujii, Koichi 7  
1915. 8.10 VADM Yamashita, Gentaro 10  
1917.12. 1 VADM Yashiro, Rokuro 8  
1918. 7. 2 ADM (Promoted)    
1918.12. 1 VADM Takarabe, Takeshi 15  
1919.11.25 ADM (Promoted)    
1922. 7.27 ADM Tochinai, Sojiro 13  
1923. 6. 1 VADM Saito, Hanroku 17  
1924. 2. 5 ADM Prince Hiroyasu    
1925. 4.15 VADM Hyakutake, Saburo 19  
1926.12.10 VADM Furukawa, Shinzaburo 21  
1928.10.12 VADM Iida, Nobutaro 24  
1929.11.11 VADM Tosu, Tamaki 25  
1930.12. 1 VADM Yamanashi, Katsunoshin 25  
1931.12. 1 VADM Nakamura, Ryozo 27  
1932.12. 1 VADM Sakonji, Seizo 28  
1933.11.15 VADM Yonai, Mitsumasa 29  
1934.11.15 VADM Imamura, Shinjiro 30  
1935.12. 2 VADM Hyakutake, Gengo 30  
1936. 3.16 VADM Matsushita, Hajime 31  
1936.12. 1 VADM Shiozawa, Koichi 32  
1937.12. 1 VADM Toyoda, Teijiro 33  
1938.11.15 VADM Nakamura, Kamesaburo 33  
1939.11.15 VADM Hirata, Noboru 34  
1940.10.15 VADM Sumiyama, Tokutaro 34  
1941.11.20 VADM Tanimoto, Umataro 35  
1942.11.11 VADM Nagumo, Chuichi 36  
1943. 6.21 VADM Komatsu, Teruhisa 37  
1944.11. 4 VADM Sugiyama, Rokuzo 38  
1945.11.30 disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Maizuru Naval District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1901.10. 1 VADM Togo, Heihachiro    
1903.10.19 VADM Hidaka, Sonojo 2  
1908. 8. 7 ADM (Promoted)    
1908. 8.28 VADM Kataoka, Shichiro 3  
1910.12. 1 ADM (Promoted)    
1911. 1.18 VADM Misu, Sotaro 5  
1913. 9.25 VADM Yashiro, Rokuro 8  
1914. 4.17 VADM Sakamoto, Hajime 7  
1915.12.13 VADM Nawa, Matahachiro 10  
1917.12. 1 VADM Takarabe, Takeshi 15  
1918.12. 1 VADM Nomaguchi, Kaneo 13  
1919.12. 1 VADM Kuroi, Teijiro 13  
1920. 8.16 VADM Sato, Tetsutaro 14  
1921.12. 1 VADM Oguri, Kozaburo 15  
1923. 4. 1 VADM Saito, Hanroku 17 Commander, Maizuru Guard District
1923. 6. 1 VADM Hyakutake, Saburo 19  
1924.10. 4 VADM Nakazato, Shigetsugu 20  
1925. 6. 1 VADM Furukawa, Shinzaburo 21  
1926.12.10 VADM Otani, Koshiro 23  
1928. 5.16 VADM Iida, Nobutaro 24  
1928.12.10 VADM Tosu, Tamaki 25  
1929.11.11 VADM Kiyokawa, Junichi 26  
1930.12. 1 VADM Suetsugu, Nobumasa 27  
1931.12. 1 VADM Ominato, Naotaro 29  
1932.12. 1 VADM Imamura, Shinjiro 30  
1933. 9.15 VADM Hyakutake, Gengo 30  
1934.11.15 VADM Matsushita, Hajime 31  
1935.12. 2 VADM Shiozawa, Koichi 32  
1936.12. 1 VADM Nakamura, Kamesaburo 33  
1937.12. 1 VADM Idemitsu, Manbei 33  
1938.11.15 VADM Katagiri, Eikichi 34  
1939.11.15 VADM Hara, Goro 35  
1939.12. 1   (Job renamed)   C-in-C, Maizuru Naval District
1940. 4.15 VADM Kobayashi, Sonosuke 35  
1942. 7.14 VADM Niimi, Masaichi 36  
1943.12. 1 VADM Okawauchi, Denshichi 37  
1944. 4. 1 VADM Makita, Kakusaburo 38  
1945. 3. 1 VADM Tayui, Minoru 39  
1945.11.30 disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Ominato Guard District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1905.12.12 RADM Mochihara, Jiro   Commander, Ominato Guard District
1907. 3.12 RADM Okubo, Hokizo 5  
1908. 5.15 RADM Taketomi, Kunikane    
1908. 8.28 RADM Tamari, Chikakata 5  
1909.12. 1 RADM Kamiizumi, Tokuya 12  
1911. 9. 1 RADM Fujimoto, Shuichiro 11  
1912. 7. 9 RADM Tsuchiya, Tamotsu 9  
1912.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1913. 5.24 RADM Tochinai, Sojiro 13  
1913.12. 1 RADM Uemura, Tsunekichi 14  
1914.12.17 RADM Nakajima, Ichitaro 14  
1916. 4. 1 VADM Tsuchiya, Mitsukane 12  
1917.12. 1 VADM Iwamura, Toshitake 14  
1919.12. 1 VADM Moriyama, Keizaburo 17  
1920.10. 1 RADM Nunome, Manzo 15  
1920.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1921.12. 1 VADM Sato, Kozo 18  
1922.12. 1 RADM Otani, Koshiro 23  
1923. 6. 1 RADM Oishi, Shokichi 24  
1924. 2. 5 RADM Shikama, Kosuke 25  
1925.12. 1 RADM Kanesaka, Takashi 27  
1927.12. 1 RADM Shima, Yukichi 29  
1929.11.30 RADM Yasumi, Saburo 29  
1930.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1931. 3. 1 RADM Ijichi, Kiyohiro 30  
1931.12. 1 RADM Kawano, Togo 31  
1932.11.15 RADM Ono, Hiroshi 32  
1933.11.15 RADM Inoue, Choji 33  
1934.11.15 RADM Yamaguchi, Chonan 34  
1935.10. 7 RADM Masaki, Katsuji 34  
1936. 3.16 RADM Sugisaka, Teijiro 33  
1936.12. 1 RADM Izawa, Haruma 35  
1937.12. 1 RADM Shimomura, Shosuke 35  
1938.11.15 VADM Hoshino, Morikazu 35  
1940.11.15 VADM Okuma, Masakichi 37  
1941.11.20   (Job renamed)   C-in-C, Ominato Guard District
1942. 9.15 VADM Kawase, Shiro 38  
1943. 4. 1 VADM Inoue, Yasuo 38  
1945. 2.15 VADM Goto, Eiji 37  
1945. 3.15 VADM Ugaki, Kanji 39  
1945.11.30 disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Chinkai Guard District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1916. 4. 1 RADM Yamaguchi, Kujuro 13 Commander, Chinkai Guard District
1916.12. 1 VADM Togo, Kichitaro 13  
1918.12. 1 VADM Tadokoro, Hiromi 17  
1919.12. 1 VADM Chisaka, Tomojiro 14  
1920.12. 1 VADM Yamaji, Kazuyoshi 17  
1922.12. 1 VADM Hyakutake, Saburo 19  
1923. 6. 1 RADM Kuwashima, Shozo 20  
1923.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1924. 2. 5 RADM Matsumura, Kikuo 23  
1924.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1925. 4.15 RADM Inutsuka, Taro 25  
1925.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1926.12. 1 VADM Nagasawa, Naotaro 26  
1927.12. 1 VADM Kiyokawa, Junichi 26  
1929. 7. 1 VADM Hara, Kanjiro 28  
1930.12. 1 VADM Yonai, Mitsumasa 29  
1932.12. 1 RADM Shiozawa, Koichi 32  
1933.11.15 VADM (Promoted)    
1934. 1.17 VADM Ichimura, Hisao 31  
1934.11.15 VADM Kobayashi, Seizaburo 31  
1936. 3.16 VADM Inoue, Tsugumatsu 32  
1936.12. 1 VADM Hara, Keitaro 33  
1937.12. 1 VADM Arichi, Jugoro 33  
1938.11.15 VADM Kobayashi, Sonosuke 35  
1940. 4.15 VADM Tsukahara, Nishizo 36  
1941. 9. 1 VADM Sakamoto, Ikuta 36  
1941.11.20   (Job renamed)   C-in-C, Chinkai Guard District
1942. 9.15 VADM Goto, Eiji 37  
1944. 9. 9 VADM Oka, Takazumi 39  
1945. 4.20 VADM Yamaguchi, Gisaburo 40  
  disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Ryojun Guard District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1905. 2. 6 VADM Shibayama, Yahachi   C-in-C, Ryojun Naval District
1905.11.13 ADM (Promoted)    
1906. 2. 2 VADM Misu, Sotaro 5  
1906.11.22 VADM Hashimoto, Masaaki 5  
1908. 8.28 VADM Tomioka, Sadayasu 5  
1910.12. 1 VADM Yamada, Hikohachi 5  
1912.12. 1 VADM Sakamoto, Hajime 7  
1914. 4. 1 VADM Kawashima, Reijiro 11 Commander, Ryojun Guard District
1915.12.13 VADM Takarabe, Takeshi 15  
1916.12. 1 VADM Kuroi, Teijiro 13  
1918.12. 1 VADM Matsumura, Tatsuo 14  
1920.10. 1 VADM Nakano, Naoe 15  
1921.12. 1 VADM Kawara, Kesataro 17  
1922.12.10 disbanded
1933. 4.20 RADM Tsuda, Shizue 31  
1933. 7. 1 VADM Edahara, Yurikazu 31  
1934.11.15 RADM Hamada, Kichijiro 33  
1935.11.15 RADM Wada, Hideho 34  
1936.12. 1 RADM Maeda, Masaichi 34  
1937.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1938.11.15 VADM Sato, Ichiro 36  
1939.11.15 VADM Hosogaya, Boshiro 36  
1940.11.15 VADM Komatsu, Teruhisa 37  
1941. 7. 5 VADM Ukita, Hidehiko 37  
1941.11.20   (Job renamed)   C-in-C, Ryojun Guard District
1942. 1. 5 disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Kainan Guard District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1941. 4.10 VADM Tanimoto, Umataro 35  
1941.11.20 VADM Sunagawa, Kaneo 36  
1942.12.15 VADM Koike, Shiro 37  
1943.10. 1 VADM Matsuki, Masukichi 37  
1944.11. 4 VADM Goga, Keijiro 38  
  disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Mako Guard District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1901. 7. 4 RADM Kamimura, Shonojo 3 Commander, Mako Guard District
1903. 9.23 RADM Onomoto, Tomomichi    
1905. 1.12 VADM (Promoted)    
1905. 6.13 RADM Uemura, Nagataka 2  
1905.11.13 VADM (Promoted)    
1905.12.20 VADM Hashimoto, Masaaki 5  
1906.11.22 RADM Nashiba, Tokioki    
1907. 3.12 VADM Kano, Yunoshin 5  
1909.12. 1 VADM Tamari, Chikakata 5  
1910.12. 1 VADM Ijichi, Hikojiro 7  
1911.12. 1 RADM Koizumi, Eitaro 8  
1912.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1913. 4.14 RADM Nishi, Shinrokuro 8  
1913. 9.25 VADM (Promoted)    
1913.12. 1 RADM Kamaya, Tadamichi 11  
1914.12.17 RADM Eguchi, Rinroku 12  
1915.12.13 VADM Kuroi, Teijiro 13  
1916.12. 1 VADM Matsumura, Tatsuo 14  
1917.12.12 VADM Chisaka, Tomojiro 14  
1918. 6.13 RADM Yamaji, Kazuyoshi 17  
1918.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1919.12. 1 RADM Nakagawa, Shigeushi 19  
1920.12. 1 RADM Taniguchi, Naomi 19  
1921. 8. 1 VADM Yoshida, Kiyokaze 18  
1921.12.26 VADM Iida, Hisatsune 19  
1923. 6. 1 RADM Yamauchi, Shiro 21  
1923.11. 6 RADM Tajiri, Tadatsugu 23  
1924.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1924.12.20 VADM Fujiwara, Eizaburo 21  
1925. 8. 1 RADM Iida, Nobutaro 24  
1925.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1927.12. 1 RADM Shichida, Kesaichi 29  
1928.12.10 RADM Hamano, Eijiro 30  
1930.12. 1 RADM Yuchi, Shusei 30  
1931.12. 1 VADM (Promoted)    
1932. 1.11 RADM Goto, Akira 31  
1932. 6.18 RADM Yamauchi, Toyonaka 32  
1933.11.15 RADM Niyama, Yoshiyuki 32  
1934.11.15 VADM Ono, Hiroshi 32  
1935.11.15 RADM Wada, Senzo 34  
1937.12. 1 RADM Mito, Shunzo 36  
1938.11.15 VADM Hara, Goro 35  
1939.11.15 VADM Takahashi, Ibo 36  
1941. 2.27 VADM Yamamoto, Koki 36  
1941.11.20   (Job renamed)   C-in-C, Mako Guard District
1942.11.20 VADM Takagi, Takeo 39  
1943. 4. 1 disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Takao Guard District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1943. 4. 1 VADM Takagi, Takeo 39  
1943. 6.10 VADM Yamagata, Seigo 39  
1943.11.30 VADM Fukuda, Ryozo 38  
1945. 5.10 VADM Shima, Kiyohide 39  
  disbanded

Commander-in-Chief, Osaka Guard District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1941.11.20 VADM Kobayashi, Masashi 38  
1943. 3. 9 VADM Makita, Kakusaburo 38  
1944. 4. 1 VADM Ono, Ichiro 38  
1944.11. 1 VADM Oka, Arata 40  
1945.11.30 disbanded

Commander, Takeshiki Guard District
Date Rank Name Class Note
1896. 4. 1 CAPT Nomura, Tadashi    
1896.11. 5 RADM (Promoted)    
1897.12.27 RADM Arima, Shinichi 2  
1898. 5.14 RADM Onomoto, Tomomichi    
1900. 5.20 VADM Hidaka, Sonojo 2  
1902. 7.26 RADM Kataoka, Shichiro 3  
1903. 9. 5 VADM (Promoted)    
1903.12.28 VADM Tsunoda, Hidematsu   1905.12.13 died
1905.12.20 VADM Uryu, Sotokichi    
1906.11.22 VADM Ito, Yoshigoro 5  
1907.10.21 VADM Tomioka, Sadayasu 5  
1908. 8.28 VADM Mukaiyama, Shinkichi 5  
1909.12. 1 VADM Yamada, Hikohachi 5  
1910.12. 1 VADM Teragaki, Izo 6  
1911. 9.25 VADM Yoshimatsu, Motaro 7  
1911.12. 1 VADM Nomoto, Tsunaakira 7  
1912.10. 1 disbanded


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