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  • n. Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II; he was subsequently tried and executed as a war criminal (1884-1948)

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Examples

  • To put Hussein in the same category as Hitler and Tojo is beyond monumentally stupid.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Think Tank Industrial Complex

  • General Tojo is the head of a system of government as callous, as total and, certainly, as ruthless as any in Axis-ridden Europe.

    Experiences in a Japanese Internment Camp

  • Among the first Japanese to reach the formation was Corporal Yoshio Mita, flying a stubby Nakajima fighter the Americans called Tojo.

    Whirlwind

  • He's nervous in giving it to Tojo, which is cute, but he's really disaffected in how he gives them to Kitaoji, pretty much as though he doesn't want to and didn't put any thought into it.

    Mania News Feed

  • The customer called Tojo and said he wanted to eat his last meal at Tojo’s, so of course Tojo complied.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • He had his heart set on a place called Tojo’s which I hadn’t ever heard of or so I thought so I did a little googling and the comments I found were not positive.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Everyone is appealing to him in different ways, so it's certainly a difficult choice, but his gut continues to pull him towards Tojo which is what's making it even more difficult.

    Mania News Feed

  • If you try to implement a quota system now, there are not enough qualified women to fill these positions, said Noriko Tojo , a managing director and the only female board member at Otsuka Holdings Co., a pharmaceuticals and food company.

    Japan Ponders Quotas for Women in Politics

  • Americans in World War II were accustomed to hearing of Emperor Hirohito and Gen. Tojo Hideki, usually as targets of official ridicule.

    Between War and Peace

  • The three army officers who succeeded General Tojo after his resignation in the summer of 1944, however, had nothing like his official or public visibility.

    Between War and Peace

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