Kitirou Imahara

Prime Minister of Senria
Kitirou Imahara
이마하라끼띠로우
TangWenching.jpg
SenriaFlag.png 5th Prime Minister of Senria
In office
October 26, 1979 – December 12, 1983
DeputyKazuo Asida
Preceded byTakesi Takahata
Succeeded byKiyosi Haruna
SenriaFlag.png 9th Deputy Prime Minister of Senria
In office
Month XX, 1978 – October 26, 1979
Prime MinisterTakesi Takahata
Preceded bySousuke Kawaguti
Succeeded byKazuo Asida
SenriaFlag.png Nth Minister of Defense
In office
Month XX, 1976 – October 26, 1979
Prime MinisterTakesi Takahata
Preceded byname
Succeeded byname
Personal details
BornKitirou Maeno
May 6, 1916
SenriaFlag-monarchy.png Keisi, Senria
DiedSeptember 1, 1987 (71 years)
SenriaFlag.png Simizu, Senria
NationalitySenrian
Political partyPeople's-Senria.png People's Party
Spouse(s)Tomomi Sakagawa
ChildrenYosihisa Imahara
Akiyasu Imahara
Alma materTokiyori National Military Academy
ProfessionSoldier, general, politician
Military service
AllegianceSenriaFlag.png Republic of Senria (1931-1983)
Branch/serviceSenriaFlag.png Senrian Republican Navy (1931-1983)
RankMarshal
Battles/warsSenrian-Xiaodongese War
Coastal Crisis

Kitirou Imahara (Senrian: 이마하라끼띠로우, Imahara Kitirou; May 6, 1916 - September 1, 1987) was a Senrian general and politician who served as the fifth Prime Minister of Senria. Born Kitirou Maeno to a working class family in Keishi, Imahara was orphaned at age 9 by the 1925 Great Sansuu Earthquake and adopted by General Katurou Imahara and his wife shortly afterwards.

Katurou Imahara pushed his adopted son into the Tokiyori National Military Academy during the Senrian-Xiaodongese War; Kitirou Imahara obtained a commission and became an officer within the Senrian Republican Navy during the closing days of the war; Imahara was placed in a fleet under the command of Admiral Ienobu Miyazawa, and was decorated for meritorious conduct during the Battle of Furasima Strait. After the war, Imahara remained in the navy, steadily advancing through the ranks. He became a captain in 1952, and was promoted to the position of admiral in 1966.

Imahara served as an admiral during the Coastal Crisis between Senria and Xiaodong, and was named Minister of Defense in 1976. After Prime Minister Takesi Takahata's assassination, Imahara became Prime Minister of Senria. Imahara continued Takahata's restrictive policies on dissent, especially towards communists and liberationists within the country. He also oversaw a continuing expansion of the Senrian military, in particular the country's navy and air force.

Early in Imahara's term, however, the Senrian economy collapsed as a result of severe oversupply in multiple sectors of the economy. While Imahara was a talented military commander he proved incapable of handling the economic crisis. In early 1983, Imahara confirmed that he would not run for the prime ministership in the country's upcoming elections; the People's Party nominated Kiyosi Haruna, who succeeded Imahara in December of that year. Imahara moved to the town of Simizu after leaving the prime ministership and lived there with his wife until his death in 1987.

Early life and education

Before adoption

After adoption

Career

Senrian-Xiaodongese War

After the war

As Minister of Defense

As Prime Minister

Later life and death

Personal life

Legacy