April 29, 1946 : International Military Tribunal indicts Hideki

Introduction

Also on this day in 1946, Tojo Hideki, wartime premier of Japan, is indicted by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East of war crimes. In September 1945, he tried to commit suicide by shooting himself but was saved by an American physician who gave him a transfusion of American blood. He was eventually hanged by the Americans in 1948 after having been found guilty of war crimes.

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April 29, 1946 : International Military Tribunal indicts Hideki

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    April 29, 1946 : International Military Tribunal indicts Hideki

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/international-military-tribunal-indicts-hideki

  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

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