Kim il-Sung (1912 - 2004) was a Japanese general during the Fifth World War. He was the commander of all Korean rebel forces in the war and devised Operation Taka, which drove the Chinese out of the Korean peninsula and allowed a spearhead into Manchuria in 1937, forcing the Chinese into a defensive position that weakened their hold over Hokkaido. Taka allowed the recapture of all the main Japanese islands by 1943 and Kim was hailed as a hero. After the war, Kim pursued a career in politics. His youth and military background enabled him to become the Prime Minister of Japan from 1962 to 1974. Kim died in East China in 2004.