General Kuniaki Koiso, Premier of Japan in 1944 and ardent imperialist, enters Sugamo Prison in Tokyo to face war crime charges,
Vintage wire photograph on paper
Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
“The Tiger” is Caged: General Kuniaki Koiso, Premier of Japan in 1944 and ardent imperialist, carrying cane, enters Sugamo Prison in Tokyo. He will face war crime charges. The 65-year-old General, named “the Tiger”, was a rabid proponent of Japanese Expansion. He led in the Manchurian occupation. NB: Kuniaki Koiso (小磯 國昭 Koiso Kuniaki, March 22, 1880 – November 3, 1950) was a Japanese general in the Imperial Japanese Army, Governor-General of Korea and 28th Prime Minister of Japan from July 22, 1944, - April 7, 1945. He was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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