from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Tojo Hideki Originally Tojo Eiki. 1884-1948. Japanese army officer and politician who ruled as dictator (1941-1944) during World War II and was executed as a war criminal.

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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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