'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.
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.
May 3, 1946 JAPANESE OFFICIALS GO ON TRIAL IN TOKYO The International Military Tribunals for the Far East began the trial today for 28 Japanese military & governmental officials, including Hideki Tojo, accused of committing war crimes & crimes against humanity during WWII.
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.
Modeled on Nuremberg, an International military tribunal in Tokyo tried 25 Japanese leaders for war crimes. It sentenced 7 to death, including General Hideki Tojo, 61, who as prime minister had authorized the attack on Pearl Harbor. Some 900 of the countrymen were also executed by the Allies for mistreating prisoners and for other atrocities.