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.

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.

'Hideki Tōjō was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA), the leader of the Taisei Yokusankai, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during most of World War II, from 17 October 1941 to 22 July 1944. As Prime Minister, he was directly responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the war between Japan and the United States, although planning for it had begun before he entered office.

'Hideki Tōjō was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA), the leader of the Taisei Yokusankai, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during most of World War II, from 17 October 1941 to 22 July 1944. As Prime Minister, he was directly responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the war between Japan and the United States, although planning for it had begun before he entered office.

Hideki Tojo on a phone call with Isoroku Yamamoto with plans to bomb Pearl harbour (1941 Colourised)

Hideki Tojo on a phone call with Isoroku Yamamoto with plans to bomb Pearl harbour (1941 Colourised)

Tojo Hideki General Japan Tojo talking with children on a visit to Manchukuo 1943

Tojo Hideki General Japan Tojo talking with children on a visit to Manchukuo 1943

Japanese war minister and army officer Hideki Tojo (1885 - 1948) addresses a solemn mass meeting at Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the Japan/China conflict. He had served in Manchuria as chief of staff and of the secret police (1937-1940). He then became president and dictator of Japan. He was sentenced to death in 1948.

Japanese war minister and army officer Hideki Tojo (1885 - 1948) addresses a solemn mass meeting at Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the Japan/China conflict. He had served in Manchuria as chief of staff and of the secret police (1937-1940). He then became president and dictator of Japan. He was sentenced to death in 1948.

Head of state of Burma Ba Maw making a speech at a dinner with Japanese Prime Minister General Hideki Tojo and Admiral Shigetero Shimada on March 23...

Head of state of Burma Ba Maw making a speech at a dinner with Japanese Prime Minister General Hideki Tojo and Admiral Shigetero Shimada on March 23...

The Japanese Prime Minister, General Hideki Tojo discussing with the head of state of Burma, Ba Maw and members of his government on March 22, 1943 in Tokyo, Japan.

The Japanese Prime Minister, General Hideki Tojo discussing with the head of state of Burma, Ba Maw and members of his government on March 22, 1943 in Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese war minister and army officer Hideki Tojo (1885 - 1948) addresses a solemn mass meeting at Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the Japan/China conflict. He had served in Manchuria as chief of staff and of the secret police (1937-1940). He then became president and dictator of Japan. He was sentenced to death in 1948.

Japanese war minister and army officer Hideki Tojo (1885 - 1948) addresses a solemn mass meeting at Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the Japan/China conflict. He had served in Manchuria as chief of staff and of the secret police (1937-1940). He then became president and dictator of Japan. He was sentenced to death in 1948.

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