|Parent||Summary Brief about Okinori Kaya|
|Collection||Roy L. Morgan Papers|
|Folder||1946 [IMFTE] (IPS) Translations of interrogations.|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Summary Brief re KAYA, Okinori Okinori KAYA, a career bureactrat, became Chief Secretary of the Finance Ministry in 1934, and in 193 became Vice-Minister of Finance in the Hayashi Cabinet. From June, 193 to May, 1938, he served as Finance Minister in the First Konoe Cabinet. In 1939 he became a member of the advisory committee of the China Affairs Board and from 1939 to 1941 he served as President of the North China Development Company. From October 1941 to February 1944 he served as Finance minister in the Tojo Cabinet. In March 1944 he became advisor to the Finance Ministry and in August 1944 he became Director of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association. KAYA, as Finance Minister in the First Konoe cabinet, was a member of the cabinet which initiated and adopted the China Incident. As fiancé minister he had the responsibility for the preparation of budgets and financing the prosecution for the preparation of budgets and financing the prosecution of the Chinese War. As Finance Minister in the Tojo Cabinet he attended, participated in and voted at cabinet meetings and in the conference before the throne of December 1, 1941, which arrived at the decision for war. He also attended the cabinet meetings and liaison conference at which the final from of the note to the United States and the time of its delivery were decided. As President of the North China Development Company from 1939 to 1941, he was in charge and control of the organ specially created for the exploitation of the resources and industry of the North China area.