Hideki Tojo

Politician

Birthday December 30, 1884

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Kojimachi, Japan

DEATH DATE Dec 23, 1948 (63)

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About

40th Prime Minister of Japan and general of the Imperial Japanese Army who was directly responsible for the attacks on Pearl Harbor. He was very popular in Japan during the early days of the WWII but the moment the tide of war began to turn after the Battle of Midway, he began to face heavy opposition.

Before Fame

He ranked 10th out of 363 cadets at the Japanese Military Academy.

Trivia

He was arrested for war crimes after World War II and was hanged to death on December 23, 1948.

Family Life

He married Katsuko Ito in 1909, and they had three sons and four daughters. His father was Japanese Lieutenant General Hidenori Tojo.

Associated With

His arrest orders were issued by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur .