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  • n. Japanese statesman who set Japan's expansionist policies and formed an alliance with Germany and Italy (1891-1945)


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  • Prince Konoye said, “Fundamentally the thing that brought about the determination to make peace was the prolonged bombing by the B-29s.”


  • Konoye told Grew that Emperor Hirohito knew of his initiative and was ready to give the order for Japan's retreat.

    All War is a Crime and There are No "Good Wars"

  • Konoye fell from power and was replaced by Hideki Tojo.

    All War is a Crime and There are No "Good Wars"

  • According to Grew, Konoye was willing to give up Indochina and China, except a buffer region in the north to protect her from Stalin, in return for the U.S. brokering a peace with China and opening up the oil pipeline.

    All War is a Crime and There are No "Good Wars"

  • Prince Konoye supported them, and so did Admiral Yonai, who saw only two alternatives: hard times or ruin.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • With some support from the Navy, Prince Konoye, the Prime Minister, raised the possibility of a summit meeting with Roosevelt.

    The Prize

  • Still, Prince Konoye kept hoping to find some alternative short of war.

    The Prize

  • Konoye suggested that Roosevelt and he meet in, of all places, Honolulu.

    The Prize

  • Shortly after, unable to muster a credible alternative to war, Konoye fell from office.

    The Prize

  • That same month, the Japanese Cabinet was reconstructed under the new Prime Minister, Prince Konoye.

    The Prize


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