'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.
December 1947: Former Japanese prime minister and minister of war Hideki Tojo (1884 - 1948) takes the stand to testify in his own defense at the war crimes trial in Tokyo. Tojo was convicted and executed.
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.
Lt. John J. Wilpers confronting Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo moments after Mr. Tojo attempted to kill himself. Lt. Wilpers and five others were sent by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to arrest Mr. Tojo for war crimes. He was arrested and eventually executed on December 23, 1948. Lt. Wilpers died on February 28, 2013 at the age of 93. http://www.obitoftheday.com/post/44617831944/johnjwilpers#
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 Tojo was Japan's top military leader during WWII. His mistake was to invade pearl harbor with Aerial Warfare and not land. Encouraging his troops with Imperialism and Superiority of their people by mass killing of civilians in conquered lands. He was Too desperate for expansion wasting war resources resulting in haphazard placement of forces and an unstable expansion. And he also did not advance their technology fast enough like the US.