The was a field army of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.


On November 7, 1937 Japanese Central China Area Army (CCAA) was organized as a reinforcement expeditionary army by combining the Shanghai Expeditionary Army (SEF) and the IJA Tenth Army. General Iwane Matsui was appointed as its commander-in-chief, concurrent with his assignment as commander-in-chief of the SEF. Matsui reported directly to Imperial General Headquarters. After the Battle of Nanjing, the CCAA was disbanded on February 14, 1938 and its component units were reassigned to the Central China Expeditionary Army.

List of Commanders

Commanding officer

Chief of Staff


* *{{cite book | last = Madej | first = Victor | year = 1981 | title = Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937-1945 | publisher = Game Publishing Company | location = | id = ASIN: B000L4CYWW C Category:Military units and formations established in 1937 Category:Military units and formations disestablished in 1938 Category:Nanjing Massacre perpetrators