3R - The Imperial Japanese Army - 1/6 Scale Action Figure - Nakamura Ryuichi
The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) was the official ground based armed
force of Imperial Japan from 1867 to 1945. It was controlled by the
Imperial Army General Staff Office and the Ministry of War, both of
which were nominally subordinate to the emperor as supreme commander
of the army and the navy. Later an Inspectorate General of Military
(Army) Aviation, became the third agency with oversight over the army.
During wartime or national emergencies, the nominal command functions
of the emperor would be centralized in an Imperial General
Headquarters (IGHQ), an ad-hoc body consisting of the chief and vice
chief of the Army General Staff, the minister of war, the chief and
vice chief of the Naval General Staff, the inspector general of
military aviation, and the inspector general of military training.