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Hideki Tojo

Information on the life of Hideki Tojo during WWI and WWII
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Darby Davis

on 24 September 2012

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By: Darby Davis and Sara Escobar Hideki Tojo A picture of Hideki Tojo as second minister of Japan. Hideki Tojo was born in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 30 1884. His family was of the samurai descent. Following the footsteps of his father, Tojo entered military school. After graduating with honors he was sent for three years to study in Europe. After the three years of study Tojo returned to war college. From his various attributes Tojo was known as “kamisori” or Dagger for his sharp and decisive qualities that made him who he is. These qualities led him to higher ranks. He assumed the position of lieutenant general in 1936. Tojo was later appointed chief of staff and worked effectively to improve Japan’s military readiness. Soon after Tojo experienced real battle combat with the Marco Polo Bridge incident involving a blitzkrieg. Tojo was quickly called back from service to become the vice-minister of war. In 1941 Tojo was appointed second minister. In late 1941, Tojo Hideki becomes prime minster of Japan and controls the military. He led the
fight for the Midway Islands and was defeated. After being sentenced, Hideki spends his
last remaining years in prison and is executed
in 1948 in Sugamo prison. In 1945 after the U.S dropped the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan quickly surrendered and ended the war. Afterwards Hideki was put on trial for war crimes against the U.S.
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