Former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo General (Hideki Tōjō, 東 条 英 機, 1884-1948) provides the first evidence to the International Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo trials) - The International Court of Japanese war criminals.
At the time of this photo Hideki Tojo was commander of the Kempeitai of the Kwangtung Army in Manchuria. Tōjō's nickname was "Razor" (Kamisori), earned for his reputation for a sharp, legalistic mind capable of making quick decisions. in 1937 Tōjō was promoted to Chief of Staff of the Kwangtung Army. As Chief of Staff, Tōjō was responsible for various military operations to increase Japanese penetration into the Mongolia and Inner Mongolia border regions with Manchukuo.
This is an undated photo showing War Minister General Hideki Tojo, premier designate of Japan, during his visit at the Yasukuni Memorial Shrine in Tokyo to pay homage to the Spirits of the 15,013 war dead enshrined on Oct. 16, 1944.
General Hideki Tojo, 1945 (b/w photo). General Hideki Tojo (1884-1948), general in the Imperial Japanese Army and 40th prime miniter of Japan; the image shows him slumped in a chair after attempting to shoot himself on 11th September; he was revived, tried, convicted of war crimes and hanged in 1948.
Hideki Tojo was born in 1884. Tojo was Prime Minister of Japan when the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Minister of War, he made it clear that Japan should go south and take land owned by European nations. Tojo lost control of events and he offered to resign on July 9th, 1944. The, in November 1948, Tojo was put on trial as a war criminal and was put to death.