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
'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.
This wonderfully creative lesson has students creating pop up figures of 5 dictators who came to power in the 1920's and 30's before World War II. Included is a sheet with 5 people to cut out: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco, Benito Mussolini, and Hideki Tojo. Students then place these onto an included world map that covers 2 pages of their notebooks with spaces for notes about each person from an included powerpoint presentation.
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.
May 3, 1946 JAPANESE OFFICIALS GO ON TRIAL IN TOKYO The International Military Tribunals for the Far East began the trial today for 28 Japanese military & governmental officials, including Hideki Tojo, accused of committing war crimes & crimes against humanity during WWII.
Japan's Prime Minister Hideki Tojo (center) with fellow government representatives of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. To the left of Tojo, from left to right: Ba Maw from Burma, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei from China. To the right of Tojo, from left to right, Wan Waithayakon from Thailand, José P. Laurel from the Philippines, Subhas Chandra Bose from India