[75] In an attempt to enlist support from all of Asia, especially China, Tojo opened the Greater East Asia Conference in November 1943, which issued a set of Pan-Asian war aims, which made little impression on most Asians. The American-led prosecution immediately arranged that he be secretly coached to recant this testimony. But we have clumsily telegraphed our intentions. Crimes committed by Imperial Japan were responsible for the deaths of millions (some estimate between 3 million[103] and 14 million[104]) of civilians and prisoners of war through massacre, human experimentation, starvation, and forced labor that was either directly perpetrated or condoned by the Japanese military and government with a significant portion of them occurring during Tojo's rule of the military. [10] Tojo's anger at the Treaty of Portsmouth left him with an abiding dislike of Americans. [11][12], Upon graduating from the Japanese Military Academy (ranked 10th of 363 cadets)[citation needed] in March 1905, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry of the IJA. To shade one's words in flattery to the point of untruthfulness would falsify the trial and do incalculable harm to the nation, and great care must be taken to avoid this. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices [79] Cutting off American aid to China in turn might have had the effect of forcing Chiang Kai-shek to sue for peace. In August–September 1942, a major crisis gripped the Tojo cabinet when the Foreign Minister Shigenori Tōgō objected quite violently on August 29, 1942 to the Prime Minister's plan to establish a Greater East Asia Ministry to handle relations with the puppet regimes in Asia as an insult to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the Gaimusho) and threatened to resign in protest. Therefore, with respect to my trial, it is my intention to speak frankly, according to my recollection, even though when the vanquished stands before the victor, who has over him the power of life and death, he may be apt to toady and flatter. Tojo was one of the country’s leading advocates of Japan’s tripartite pact with Germany and Italy. [26] Tojo ended his essay stating that Japan must stand tall "and spread its own moral principles to the world" as the "cultural and ideological war of the 'imperial way' is about to begin". On November 26, 1941, the American Secretary of State Cordell Hull handed Ambassador Nomura and Kurusu Saburo in Washington a "draft mutual declaration of policy" and "Outline of Proposed Basis for Agreement between the United States and Japan". One cannot recite arguments to the Emperor. I am very sorry for the nation and all the races of the Greater Asiatic powers. [10] In 1909, Hideki married Katsuko Ito, with whom he had three sons (Hidetake, Teruo, and Toshio) and four daughters (Mitsue, Makie, Sachie and Kimie). [29] Emperor Hirohito himself was outraged at the attacks on his close advisers, and after a brief political crisis and stalling on the part of a sympathetic military, the rebels were forced to surrender. Hideki Tojo was born into a family of respect and prestige due to his father being an army officer from the former Samurai caste and his mother being the daughter of a Buddhist priest. Tojo was definitely one of the most prominent figures in the Empire of Japan, especially during the 1930s. In July 1937, he personally led the units of the 1st Independent Mixed Brigade in Operation Chahar, his only real combat experience. [95] After the fall of Saipan, he was forced to resign on July 18, 1944. Following the 15th Army into India in the U-Go offensive were the Indian nationalist Subhas Chandra Bose and his Indian National Army, as the political purpose of the operation was to provoke a general uprising against British rule in India that might allow the Japanese to take all of India. By 1940, Konoe, who had started the war with China in 1937, no longer believed that a military solution to the "China Affair" was possible as he once did, instead favored having Germany mediate an end to the war that would presumably result in a pro-Japanese peace settlement, but would be less than he himself had outlined in the "Konoe programme" of January 1938. [97] Finally Lord Privy Seal Kido resolved the muddle by saying Koiso was the Prime Minister. World War II started when the Germans invaded Poland on 1 September 1939 after 27 years of peace. [97] Tojo suggested reorganizing his cabinet to regain Imperial approval, but was rebuffed again; the Emperor said the entire cabinet had to go. He was an integral part of Japan’s invasion into Manchuria and advocated further expansion into the Chinese country. Tojo then succeeded Konoe as prime minister on October 18, 1941. After Japan's unconditional surrender in 1945, U.S. general Douglas MacArthur ordered the arrest of forty alleged war criminals, including Tojo. 3 years later he was sentenced to death. Only one year later, Tojo accepted the position Vice-Minister of … [27] In September 1935, Tojo assumed top command of the Kenpeitai of the Kwantung Army in Manchuria. In the government, he continued to advocate totalitarian policies. [91] The jushin (elder statesmen) had advised the Emperor that Tojo needed to go after Saipan and further advised the Emperor against partial changes in the cabinet, demanding that the entire Tojo cabinet resign. He recognized the importance of controlling as much of the East as possible, and hence invested in heavy operations for the conquest and expansion into the Chinese mainland. On the eve of the Asia-Pacific conflict, Tojo was an outspoken advocate for preemptively attacking the United States and its European allies. The head of the Japanese military during World War II, Hideki Tojo, died in 1948. [83] Bose had impressed Tojo at their meetings as the best man to inspire an anti-British revolution in India.[80]. Before being appointed to Prime Minister in 1941, Tojo had an extensive, successful military history. [74] In late 1943, with the support of the Emperor, Tojo made a major effort to make peace with China to free up the 2 million Japanese soldiers in China for operations elsewhere, but the unwillingness of the Japanese to give up any of their "rights and interests" in China doomed the effort. Prince Konoe had chosen Tojo—a man representative of both the Army's hardline views and the Control faction while being considered reasonable to deal with—to secure the Army's backing for his foreign policy. [86] Tojo decided to take the strategic offensive for 1944 with his plans to win the war in 1944 being as follows: Tojo expected that a major American defeat in the Marianas combined with the conquest of China and India would so stun the Americans that they would sue for peace. [75] China was by far the largest theater of operations for Japan, and with the Americans steadily advancing in the Pacific, Tojo was anxious to end the quagmire of the "China affair" to redeploy Japanese forces. [97] At a conference with the Emperor, Koiso and Yonai were told by the Emperor to co-operate in forming a new government, but left in the dark about who was to become Prime Minister. During this period, he also held the positions of Home Minister (1941-42), Foreign Minister (September 1942), Education [19], In 1924, Tojo was greatly offended by the Immigration Control Act passed by the American Congress banning all Asian immigration into the United States with many Congressmen and Senators openly saying the act was necessary because the Asians worked harder than whites. [8] Japanese schools in the Meiji era were very competitive, and there was no tradition of sympathy for failure; those who did so were often bullied by the teachers. [35] From December 1938 to 1940, Tojo was Inspector-General of Army Aviation. The Emperor then gave his consent to war. [23] Tojo wrote a chapter in the book Hijōji kokumin zenshū (Essays in time of national emergency), a book published in March 1934 by the Army Ministry calling for Japan to become a totalitarian "national defense state". Hirohito rejected this option, arguing that a member of the imperial family should not have to eventually carry the responsibility for a war against the West as a defeat would ruin the prestige of the House of Yamato. Hideki Tojo is born in 1884. However, Hirohito thought that he might be able to control extreme opinions in the army by using the charismatic and well-connected Tojo, who had expressed reservations regarding war with the West, although the Emperor himself was skeptical that Tojo would be able to avoid conflict. Nearly all of Tojo’s powers were stripped and he spent the remainder of the war in the military reserve. [40] Konoe wanted to make Japan the dominant power in East Asia, but he also believed it was possible to negotiate a modus vivendi with the United States under which the Americans would agree to recognize the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere".[40]. Some political structures in the early 1940s in Japan weren’t so eager in entering a war against the United States and negotiations were desperately held between the two parties, with no chance of finding a common language. As the commander of the Kenpeitai, Tojo ordered the arrest of all officers in the Kwantung Army suspected of supporting the coup attempt in Tokyo. Politically, he was nationalist, and militarist, and was nicknamed "Razor" (カミソリ, Kamisori), for his reputation of having a sharp and legalistic mind capable of quick decision-making. The discrimination against the Jews began shortly after the Nazi Party took power in 1933, and grew in intensity around 1938. [84] This breach of the "absolute defense line", five months after its creation, led Tojo to fire Admiral Osami Nagano as the Navy Chief of Staff, for incompetence. [39] Tojo was a militant ultra-nationalist, well respected for his work ethic and his ability to handle paperwork, who believed that the Emperor was a living god and favored "direct imperial rule", ensuring that he would faithfully follow any order from the Emperor. On February 21, 1944, he became Chief of Staff of the Imperial Japanese Army. "[117][118], The sustained intensity of this campaign to protect the Emperor was revealed when, in testifying before the tribunal on December 31, 1947, Tojo momentarily strayed from the agreed-upon line concerning imperial innocence and referred to the Emperor's ultimate authority. [8] Tojo's boyhood hero was the 17th-century shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu who issued the injunction: "Avoid the things you like, turn your attention to unpleasant duties". [70] The American historian Herbert Bix wrote that Tojo was a "dictator" only in the narrow sense that from September 1942 on, he was generally able to impose his will on the Cabinet without seeking a consensus, but at same time noted that Tojo's authority was based upon the support of the Emperor, who held ultimate power. In 1940, he took charge of the Ministry of War in the cabinet of Prime Minister Konoe Fumimaro. He held various high ranking positions such as the General of the Imperial Japanese Army and leader of the ‘Imperial Rule Assistance Association’ over the course of his military career. [54][55] The next day, Fleet Admiral Osami Nagano explained in detail the Pearl Harbor attack plan to Hirohito. In the early years of the war, Tojo had popular support as Japanese forces moved from one victory to another. [105][106][107][108][109] One source attributes 5 million civilian deaths to Tojo's rule of the military. In 1905, Tojo shared in the general outrage in Japan at the Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the war with Russia, and which the Japanese people saw as a, betrayal as the war did not end with Japan annexing Siberia as popular opinion had demanded. [89] The Japanese were defeated by the Anglo-Indian 14th Army at the Battles of Imphal and Kohima. Hideki Tojo was born in Tokyo on Dec. 30, 1884, the eldest son in a family of samurai descent. During his years in power, he also oversaw the perpetration of numerous war crimes including the systematic massacre and starvation of civilians and prisoners of war. We needn't have signaled what we're going to do; having [the entire Konoe cabinet] resign was too much. [9] The Treaty of Portsmouth was so unpopular that it set off anti-American riots known as the Hibiya incendiary incident as many Japanese were enraged at the way the Americans had apparently cheated Japan as the Japanese gains in the treaty were far less than what public opinion had expected. See more ideas about hideki tojo, world war two, world war ii. As a student, Tojo displayed … [20], By 1928, he was bureau chief of the Japanese Army and was shortly thereafter promoted to colonel. In 1915 he graduated with honors from the army war college and was then sent to Europe to study for three years. Japan experienced a lot of victories during the early years of the war and was well on the way to create their own world order in Asia. Learn more about your ad choices. [74] By serving as Prime Minister, Army Minister and Army Chief of Staff, Tojo took on nearly all of the responsibility; if plans for victory in 1944 failed, he would have no scapegoat. [100] The dentist ground away the message three months later.[101]. [92] The Japanese believed that indoctrination in bushido ("the way of the warrior") would give them the edge as the Japanese longed to die for the Emperor, while the Americans were afraid to die, but superior American pilot training and airplanes meant the Japanese were hopelessly outclassed by the Americans. [78] In January 1944, Tojo approved of orders issued by Imperial General Headquarters for an invasion of India, where the Burma Area Army in Burma under General Masakazu Kawabe was to seize the Manipour and Assam provinces with the aim of cutting off American aid to China (the railroad that supplied the American air bases in north-east India that allowed for supplies to be flown over "the Hump" of the Himalayas to China passed through these provinces). As he bled, Tojo began to talk, and two Japanese reporters recorded his words: "I am very sorry it is taking me so long to die. On October 16, Konoe, politically isolated and convinced that the Emperor no longer trusted him, resigned. [57] The claim that the Americans had demanded in the "Hull note" Japanese withdrawal from all of China, instead of just the parts occupied since 1937 and together with the claim the note was an ultimatum was used as one of the principal excuses for choosing war with the United States. He followed his father's footsteps and attended the Army Cadet School in 1899 and then the Japanese Military Academy in 1904. In the Southwest Pacific, the Japanese forces in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands would stay on the defensive and try to slow down the American, Australian, and New Zealand forces for long as possible. On March 1, 1937, he was promoted to Chief of Staff of the Kwantung Army whereby he led military operations against the Chinese in Inner Mongolia and the Chahar-Suiyan provinces. As matters stand now we can merely keep silent and without the least effort war will begin. On November 2, Tojo and Chiefs of Staff Hajime Sugiyama and Osami Nagano reported to Hirohito that the review had been in vain. [46], At the time, Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni was said to be the only person who could control the Army and the Navy and was recommended by Konoe and Tojo as Konoe's replacement. Despite the amount of respect given to them by social standards they were actually quite poor. In 1922, on his way home to Japan, Tojo took a train ride across the United States, his first and only visit to America, which left him with the impression that the Americans were a materialistic "soft" people devoted only to making money and to hedonistic pursuits like sex, partying and (despite Prohibition) drinking. On this day, Hideki Tojo, prime minister of Japan, grabs even more power as he takes over as army chief of staff, a position that gives him direct control of the Japanese military. [25] Tojo attacked Britain, France and the United States for waging "ideological war" against Japan since 1919. According to them, MacArthur and Brigadier General Bonner Fellers worked to protect the Emperor and shift ultimate responsibility to Tojo. [49] During the meetings of the jushin regarding Prince Konoe's succession, Okada argued against Tojo's appointment while the powerful Lord Privy Seal Kōichi Kido pushed for Tojo. However Yonai refused to serve, knowing full well that a Prime Minister who attempted to make peace with the Americans might be assassinated, as many Army officers were still committed to victory or death and regarded any talk of peace as treason. [111] In his final statement, he apologised for the atrocities committed by the Japanese military and urged the American military to show compassion toward the Japanese people, who had suffered devastating air attacks and the two atomic bombings. In 1938, Tojo became army vice minister and in 1940 he became army minister. [91] Tojo had been so demonized in the United States during the war that, for the American people, Tojo was the face of Japanese militarism, and it was inconceivable that the United States would make peace with a government headed by Tojo. In addition, the Japanese fleet which attacked Pearl Harbor was under orders from Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto to be prepared to return to Japan on a moment's notice, should negotiations succeed. [56] The eventual plan drawn up by Army and Navy Chiefs of Staff envisaged such a mauling of the Western powers that Japanese defense perimeter lines—operating on interior lines of communications and inflicting heavy Western casualties—could not be breached. After the Meiji Restoration, the caste system was abolished in 1871, but the former caste distinctions in many ways persisted afterwards, ensuring that those from the former samurai caste continued to enjoy their traditional prestige. [8] In 1899, Tojo enrolled in the Army Cadet School. [91] The first day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 19, 1944, was dubbed by the Americans "the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot", as over the course of the dogfights in the air, the US Navy lost 30 planes while shooting down about 350 Imperial Japanese planes, in one of the Imperial Navy's most humiliating defeats. Upon being named Prime Minister in October 1941, he oversaw the Japanese Empire's decision to go to war and its ensuing conquest of much of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. [18] Like almost all Japanese officers at the time, Tojo routinely slapped the faces of the men under his command when giving orders, saying that face-slapping was a "means of training" men who came from families that were not part of the samurai caste, and for whom bushido was not second nature. As Home Minister, he ordered various eugenics measures (including the sterilization of the "mentally unfit"). On October 14, the deadline had passed with no progress. During his tenure, he presided over numerous war crimes including the massacre and starvation of civilians and prisoners of war. [114][115][116], According to the written report of Shūichi Mizota, interpreter for Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai, Fellers met the two men at his office on March 6, 1946, and told Yonai: "It would be most convenient if the Japanese side could prove to us that the Emperor is completely blameless. Following Japan’s and the Axis’ defeat in the World War 2, Hideki Tojo was arrested and sentenced to death for Japanese war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Fast East. [91] Willmott noted that an additional problem for the "peace faction" was that: "Tojo was an embodiment of mainstream opinion within the nation, the armed services and particularly the Army. Tojo actually saved many Jews from being massacred, but this fact is little known in the world. [66] The Imperial GHQ was not a joint chiefs of staff as existed in the United States and United Kingdom, but rather two separate services command operating under the same roof who would meet about twice a week to attempt to agree on a common strategy. After the war's tide decisively turned against Japan, Tojo was forced to resign as Prime Minister in July 1944. Hideki Tojo was born on December 30, 1884 to a relatively low-ranking samurai family in the Kōjimachi district of Tokyo. In 1933, after periods in Switzerland and Germany, Tojo was appointed to major general, two years after that in 1935, he was appointed … [39] Tojo was a strong supporter of the Tripartite Pact between Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, and Fascist Italy. [95], After the Battle of Saipan, it was clear to at least some of the Japanese elite that the war was lost, and Japan needed to make peace before the kokutai and perhaps even the Chrysanthemum Throne itself was destroyed. The result was a compromise where Tojo would become Prime Minister while "re-examining" the options for dealing with the crisis with the United States, though no promise was made Tojo would attempt to avoid a war. Consequently, now that the war has been lost, it is presumably necessary that I be judged so that the circumstances of the time can be clarified and the future peace of the world be assured. As Education Minister, he continued militaristic and nationalist indoctrination in the national education system, and reaffirmed totalitarian policies in government. [7] Japanese girls were taught that the highest honor for a woman was to have as many sons as possible who could die for the Emperor in war. Hideki Tojo was born in Tokyo on December 30, 1884 to Hidenori Tojo, a Lieutenant General in the Imperial Japanese army. [97] He stated only another general could serve as Prime Minister, and recommended General Kuniaki Koiso in his place. [61] On April 18, 1942, the Americans staged the Doolittle Raid, bombing Tokyo. [8] Those who knew him during his formative years deemed him to be of only average intelligence. [62] Some of the American planes were shot down and their pilots taken prisoner. He also served concurrently as Home Minister from 1941 to 1942, Foreign Minister in September 1942, Education Minister in 1943, and Minister of Commerce and Industry in 1943. 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He was executed for war crimes on December 23 of that year. When the Americans made the expected offensive into the Marianas, the Imperial Navy's Combined Fleet would fight a decisive battle of annihilation against the U.S. 5th Fleet, and halt the American drive in the central Pacific. During his years in power, he also oversaw the perpetration of numerous war crimes including the systematic massacre and starvation of civilians and prisoners of war. [88] Of the 150,000 Japanese soldiers who had participated in the March invasion of India, most were dead by July 1944. Hideki Tojo accepted full responsibility for his actions during the war, and made this speech: It is natural that I should bear entire responsibility for the war in general, and, needless to say, I am prepared to do so. [113], Historians Herbert P. Bix and John W. Dower criticize the work done by General MacArthur and his staff to exonerate Emperor Hirohito and all members of the imperial family from criminal prosecutions. Hideki Tojo (born Eiku Tojo) was born in Kojimachi District (now Chiyoda), Tokyo, Japan to the Japanese Army infantry Lieutenant (later Lieutenant General) Hidenori Tojo. [110][1], Tojo was sentenced to death on November 12, 1948, and executed by hanging 41 days later on December 23, 1948, a week before his 64th birthday. Hideki Tojo died on December 23, 1948 by hanging. Hideki Tojo (December 30, 1884 - December 23, 1948) was a leading figure of the Japanese government as a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and 27th Prime Minister of Japan from October 17, 1941 to … Hideki Tojo's rise to power. [97], As Tojo's replacement, the jushin advised the Emperor to appoint a former Prime Minister, Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai, as he was popular among the Navy, the diplomatic corps, the bureaucracy and the "peace faction". [60] Tojo continued to hold the position of Army Minister during his term as Prime Minister from October 17, 1941, to July 22, 1944. At that point in time, the Treaty of Portsmouth had been signed between America, Russia, and Japan. Lt. John J. Wilpers Jr., a key member of the Army intelligence unit that arrested Japanese wartime prime minister Hideki Tojo, stands over Tojo after he tried to commit suicide on Sept. 11, 1945. In the year 1928, Tojo was appointed as Bureau Chief of the Japanese Army, and within a short period, he was immediately promoted to the rank of Colonel. If we yield to America's demands, it will destroy the fruits of the China incident. Tojo’s father was a lieutenant general of the Imperial Japanese Army. [18] Tojo wrote with bitterness at the time that American whites would never accept Asians as equals and "It [the Immigration Control Act] shows how the strong will always put their own interests first. While there, he received a new set of dentures, made by an American dentist, into which the phrase "Remember Pearl Harbor" had been secretly drilled in Morse code. [91] The Emperor himself was furious about the defeat at Saipan; had called a meeting of the Board of Field Marshals and Fleet Admirals to consider whether it might be possible to recapture Saipan (it was not); and Prince Takamatsu wrote in his diary "he flares up frequently". In a 1997 survey of university students in China asking "When somebody talks about Japanese people, what person do you think of? After the resignation of Konoe Fumimaro, Tojo held the post of the Prime Minister of Japan from October 1941 to July 1944. One of Tojo’s biggest role models was the 17th century Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. [92] With Saipan in American hands, the Americans could take other islands in the Marianas to build airbases. Tojo had powerful support, and by Japanese standards, he was not extreme. inevitable next war (against precisely whom the book did not say) was to repeat the example of the Russian-Japanese war on a much greater scale by creating the "national defense state" that would mobilize the entire nation for war. [14] As the Imperial Japanese Army had been trained by a German military mission in the 19th century, the Japanese Army was always very strongly influenced by intellectual developments in the German Army, and Tojo was no exception. A similar number had starved to death or died of diseases as the logistics to support an invasion of India were lacking, once the monsoons turned the roads of Burma into impassable mud. His social reforms were to uphold the Traditional Japanese Kokutai and eradicate what he called ‘Western decadence’ from Society. 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