Hideki Tojo’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 30, 1884

Death Date

Dec 23, 1948

Age of Death

63 years

Cause of Death

Execution By Hanging

Place of Death

Dec 23, 1948

Profession

Politician

The politician Hideki Tojo died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

40th Prime Minister of Japan and general of the Imperial Japanese Army who was directly responsible for the attacks on Pearl Harbor. He was very popular in Japan during the early days of the WWII but the moment the tide of war began to turn after the Battle of Midway, he began to face heavy opposition.

He married Katsuko Ito in 1909, and they had three sons and four daughters. His father was Japanese Lieutenant General Hidenori Tojo.

Quotes

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The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights.

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I would point out that Japan’s proposal at the Versailles Peace Conference on the principle of racial equality was rejected by delegates such as those from Britain and the United States.

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On October 18, 1941, I suddenly received a mandate from His Majesty to form a new cabinet. This was completely unexpected, and when I was summoned to the Imperial Palace I thought I would be questioned on the army’s point of view.

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To advocate a New Order was to seek freedom and respect for peoples without prejudice, and to seek a stable basis for the existence all peoples, equally, and free of threats.

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The main American naval forces were shifted to the Pacific region and an American admiral made a strong declaration to the effect that if war were to break out between Japan and the United States, the Japanese navy could be sunk in a matter of weeks.