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.
This is an undated photo showing War Minister General Hideki Tojo, premier designate of Japan, during his visit at the Yasukuni Memorial Shrine in Tokyo to pay homage to the Spirits of the 15,013 war dead enshrined on Oct. 16, 1944.
Japans Emperor, Hideki Tojo born in 1884 and died in 1948. Hideki Tojo was Prime Minister of Japan when the attack on Pearl Harbour had took place causing the Far East to declare war which was to end with the atomic bombing and complete destruction of Hiroshima in August 1945. For his part in leading Japan into World War Two, Tojo was executed as a war criminal.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo General (Hideki Tōjō, 東 条 英 機, 1884-1948) provides the first evidence to the International Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo trials) - The International Court of Japanese war criminals.