Fukuda Tokuyasu 福田篤泰

Based on: “福田, 篤泰, 1906-1993”, by Web NDL Authorities. https://id.ndl.go.jp/auth/ndlna/00013921
Timothy Brook, Documents on the Rape of Nanking. Ann Arbor 2003
Berend Wispelwey (ed.),  Japanese Biographical Index: 1 A-Ka. München 2004
The Tokyo Trial Research Center (ed.), The Tokyo Trial. Cambridge 2016

Last updated: 16/07/2019

Fukuda Tokuyasu was born in 1906. He was one of the three members of the Japanese Embassy that Rabe dealt with during his time in Nanjing. At the time, Fukuda held the position of Candidate Official. As he was fluent in English, he was often used as translator and mediator.  After the war, Fukuda served as a member of parliament (1949-79) and became Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida’s secretary. He also served as Chief Secretary of the Defense Agency and Minister of Postal Affairs. He died in 1993.

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