Major general of the Imperial Army of Japan.
Tsuneo was born in Fujiwara of Chikuzen Province (present Fukuoka Prefecture)
After the graduation of the Army Academy, Tsuneo served on active duty
for the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) as an adjutant of General Oyama
At the Russo-Japanese War occurred in 1904, Tsuneo participated in the
fierce battle at Ryojun (Lushun) as a staff of General Nogi Maresuke.
In the 41st year of the Meiji era (1908), he became a Major General.