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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

Creation Place: Asia, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2020.1.120

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“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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