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Prime Minister, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Minister of War from October 1941 until July 1944. Tojo could almost be described as the dictator of Japan. He was the principal director of all Japanese war operations. When military fortunes began to turn against Japan he attempted to stabilize his position by handing over his post of Minister of War to Umezu. However after the fall of Saipan in July 1944 he resigned his remaining posts and was succeeded by Koiso. After his resignation he attempted to commit suicide, he lived, but only to be found guilty of war crimes by the Allies and was hanged.
 
 
Prime Minister, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Minister of War from October 1941 until July 1944. Tojo could almost be described as the dictator of Japan. He was the principal director of all Japanese war operations. When military fortunes began to turn against Japan he attempted to stabilize his position by handing over his post of Minister of War to Umezu. However after the fall of Saipan in July 1944 he resigned his remaining posts and was succeeded by Koiso. After his resignation he attempted to commit suicide, he lived, but only to be found guilty of war crimes by the Allies and was hanged. More

 
    Hirohito, 124th Emperor of Japan
  Hirohito, 124th Emperor of Japan
Hirohito, the Showa Emperor, reigned over Japan from 1926 to 1989. He was known in the West by his given name Hirohito (he had no surname). He was the 124th Emperor of Japan. His reign was the longest of all Japanese emperors, and oversaw the greates...
 
    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WW2
  Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WW2
During the final stage of World War II, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The United States had dropped the bombs with the consent of the United Kingdom a...
 
       
 
         
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