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Japan's Military Ranks

  Army
General Taisho
Lieutenant General Chujo
Major General Shosho
Colonel Taisa
Lieutenant Colonel Chusa
Major Shosa
Captain Tai-i
1st Lieutenant Chu-i
2nd Lieutenant Sho-i
Warrant Officer 1st Jun-i
Sergeant Major Socho
Sergeant Gunso
Corporal Gocho
Lance Corporal Heicho (Lance Corporal)
Superior Private Jotohei (Superior private)
Private 1st Class Ittohei (1st-class private)
Private 2nd Class Nitohei (2nd-class private)
Private  
Navy
Before June 1941 After June 1941
Admiral Taishō
Vice Admiral Chūjō
Rear Admiral Shoshō
Captain Taisa
Commander Chūsa
Lieutenant Commander Shōsa
Lieutenant Tai-i
Lieutenant (junior grade) Chū-i
Ensign Shō-i
Aviation Warrant Officer Kōkū Heisōchō Flight Warrant Officer Hikō Heisōchō
Aviation Petty Officer, 1st Class Ittō Kōkū Heisō Flight Chief Petter Officer
(established November 1942)
Jōtō Hikō Heisō
Aviation Petty Officer, 2nd Class Nitō Kōkū Heisō Flight Petty Officer, 1st Class Ittō Hikō Heisō
Aviation Petty Officer, 3rd Class Santō Kōkū Heisō Flight Petty Officer, 2nd Class Nitō Hikō Heisō
Aviation Seaman, 1st Class Ittō Kōkūhei Flight Petty Officer, 3rd Class
(abolished November 1942)
Santō Hikō Heisō
    Flight Leading Seaman
(established November 1942)
Hikō Heichō
    Flight Superior Seaman
(established November 1942)
Jōtō Hikōhei
    Flight Seaman, 1st Class Ittō Hikōhei

Sources:

  1. Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II, Ikuhiko Hata, Yasuho Izawa, 1989
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site