Tomoyuki Yamashita

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Birthday
8, 1885
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 23, 1946 (60)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1885
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 23, 1946 (60)

About

Imperial Japanese Army general in World War II, who conquered Malaya and Singapore and whose trial for war crimes set a legal precedent called the "Yamashita Standard."

Before Fame

In 1905, he graduated from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy and became second lieutenant.

Trivia

He attempted to defend the Philippines from allied troops, but the breakdown of the chain of communication led to the Manila Massacre.

Family Life

In 1916, he married Hisaki Nagayama.

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After being sentenced to death, he appealed for clemency to President Harry S. Truman, but his request was denied.

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