'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.
17 Oct 41: Minister of War Hideki Tojo is appointed Prime Minister, replacing Konoe Fumimaro. Tojo pledges his government to a Greater East Asia program, a "New Order in Asia." Tojo was fascist, nationalist and militarist, and was nicknamed "Razor" for his reputation for a sharp, legalistic mind capable of making quick decisions. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1017&s=b411017 #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.