Japan once sent troops to Shandong
On April 16, Japanese military attache Takasomi Sakai told the Japanese Chief of Staff: “The situation of the Northern Army is becoming increasingly unfavorable.” “I think the time is ripe for the empire to send troops.” On the 17th, the Japanese government sent troops. The decision of Shandong, China.
On the 19th, the Japanese Chief of Staff Suzuki Souxiang Guards Division Chief Tanigawa Naotoshi, the Sixth Division Chief Hikari Fukuda, and the Commander of the Chinese Garrison Army Lieutenant General Arai Kamataro issued an announcement regarding the dispatch of the Sixth Division and the “temporary dispatch to Jinan.” Command No. 1 of the “Team” and the dispatch of troops to the commander of the Sixth Division and the Chinese Garrison, “in order to maintain the prestige of the country and the national army”, “use of force is allowed.
On April 20, the Japanese government issued a statement announcing that it would send troops to Shandong to protect the local Japanese. The Beijing government and the Nanjing government filed protests to Japan on April 20 and 21, demanding that the Japanese retreat their troops and stop interfering in China’s internal affairs.
On April 21, three squadrons of Japanese troops stationed in Tianjin carried out military occupation of the Jinan commercial port area. On the 25th, the first group of the Japanese Sixth Division made a forcible landing in Qingdao. On the 26th, Saito, the commander of the 11th Brigade of the division, led the advance team to Jinan. After that, the rest of the Japanese Sixth Division successively landed in Qingdao.
On the 29th, Fukuda Yansuke, the commander of the Sixth Division, led the main force of the division quickly to Jinan. After the Japanese arrived in Jinan, they were stationed at the Japanese embassy on the three major roads, the five major roads Jinan hospital, the five major roads Japanese ordinary high school, and the second major road Jinan Daily.