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General Yamori (Nihongo: 矢森, Yamori/陸軍大将, Rikugun-Taishō Yamori) was a General of the Imperial Japanese Army and also the Governor-General of the Japanese Pacific States.

He was arrested for the murder of Trade Minister Nobusuke Tagomi. While in custody, he committed suicide upon hearing the Emperor's announcement of Japan's withdrawal from the Pacific States.

Biography

Background

Yamori and Ryuu Masuda served as junior lieutenants in Australia. At some point Yamori's platoon was outflanked by the Australian Army, however Masuda violated orders and day-marched his unit to aid Yamori's platoon. Despite being reprimanded for it, they both developed a strong bond.

Yamori's two sons were killed while fighting in America. For this, he was against the Japanese withdrawing from the Pacific States as he felt that it would render his sons' sacrifices worthless. It is also implied that he wants to avenge his sons' deaths by retaining the Japanese rule over the Pacific States .

Season Four

Yamori attended the funeral of Trade Minister Nobusuke Tagomi, and overheard Crown Princess Michiko ordering the Chief Inspector of the Kempeitai, Takeshi Kido to investigate the murder and report the findings directly to her. After the Princess left, Yamori orders Kido to not report to the princess, but directly to him. 

The Black Communist Rebellion assassinate Ryuu Masuda, now a General when he was visiting an auction house in San Francisco. Enraged, Yamori and a group of his officers pledge to destroy the BCR.

Kido, while investigating Tagomi's murder, find out that Ijima, a Japanese Army captain, who is secretly working for Yamori, was the one responisible for the assassination, as opposed to the Black Communist Rebellion. Meanwhile, the Crown Princess sends Imperial Japanese Navy Admiral Inokuchi to negotiate a peace treaty with the BCR, as the Japanese have overextended their supply lines and were unable to engage in a war against the rebels. However, the Kempeitai ambushed the meeting, killed BCR leader Equiano Hampton and arrested Inokuchi. Yamori intervened and relocated the Admiral's court-martial to San Francisco.

Yamori sentences Inokuchi to execution by firing squad, for collaborating with the BCR and also for his alleged role in the murder of Tagomi. Kido was told to oversee the execution, but at the last moment had a change of mind, and quickly told his men to arrest Yamori for his role in the murder of Tagomi. He then hung himself in prison after the Emperor announced the Japanese withdrawal from the Pacific States.

Appearance & Personality

To be Added

Appearances

Season Four
"Hexagram 64"
Appears
"Every Door Out..."
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"The Box"
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"Happy Trails"
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"Mauvaise Foi"
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"All Serious Daring"
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"No Masters But Ourselves"
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"Hitler Has Only Got One Ball"
Absent
"For Want of a Nail"
Absent
"Fire from the Gods"
Absent

Gallery

Notes & Trivia

  • It is implied that Yamori would be a field marshal or Gensui (Nihongo: 陸軍元帥 or Rikugun-gensui/元帥陸軍大将 or Gensui-rikugun-taishō), the highest rank of the Imperial Japanese Army behind only the Emperor of Japan. With that the title of Yamori would be: 陸軍元帥 やもり (Rikugun-gensui Yamori) or 元帥陸軍大将 やもり (Gensui-rikugun-taishō Yamori).
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