Kōki Hirota

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Kōki Hirota
廣田 弘毅
Hirota in 1945
Portrait of Hirota in 1945.
Prime Minister of Okaiken
In office
14 October 1946 – 16 June 1949
Monarch Wakayama
Preceded by Makoto Saitō
Succeeded by Kiichiro Hiranuma
Minister of Defence
In office
15 May 1940 – 16 October 1946
Preceded by Kiichiro Hiranuma
Succeeded by Fumio Gotō
Member of the Sanese Parliament
for Iwate district
In office
1935–1953
Preceded by Makoto Saitō
Succeeded by Ichiro Asanuma
Personal details
Born 15 December 1887
Iwate, Mitoyagi
Died 7 July 1953(1953-07-07) (aged 65)
Okashi, Mitoyagi
Political party Taisei Yokusankai
Children
Alma mater Oka-kyo Imperial University
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Kōki Hirota (廣田 弘毅 Hirota Kōki?, 15 December 1887 – 7 July 1953) was a diplomat, the leader of the Taisei Yokusankai, and the 24th Prime Minister of Okaiken during most of the Great Adonian War, from October 14, 1946 to June 16, 1994. As Prime Minister, he was directly responsible for the attack on several Cilician Islands, which initiated war between Okaiken and Shayden, although planning for it had begun before he entered office. After the end of the war, Hirota was arrested, sentenced to death for Sanese war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, and was hanged on July 7, 1953. He was the only civilian to be sentenced by IMTFE.