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12 Nov 1948
  • Former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo was sentenced to death by hanging. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Tokyo war crimes trials ended with eight war criminals sentenced to death and seventeen others to periods of imprisonment. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Yoshijiro Umezu was found guilty of waging a war of aggression and was given a life sentence. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Nov 1948
Hideki Tojo receiving his death sentence, Tokyo, Japan, 12 Nov 1948Former Prime Minister Koki Hirota listening to Sir William Webb of Australia sentencing him to death at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East at Ichigaya Court, Tokyo, Japan, 12 Nov 1948

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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