Hideki Tojo

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo Full Name: Hideki Tojo
Nationality: Japanese

Profession: Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Why Famous: A general of the Imperial Japanese Army, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II (October 17, 1941 - July 22, 1944).

Tojo was responsible for ordering the attack on Pearl Harbor, which initiated war between Japan and the United States.

After the end of the war, Tojo was arrested, sentenced to death for Japanese war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and hanged.

Born: December 30, 1884
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Died: December 23, 1948 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Hanged for Japanese war crimes during World War II

Historical Events in the Life of Hideki Tojo

  • 1941-10-15 Hideki Tojo appointed Prime Minister of Imperial Japan
  • 1943-07-07 -10] Japanese premier Hideki Tojo visits Java
  • 1945-09-08 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged
  • 1948-11-12 Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal