Japanese War Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Japanese War Criminals

 1 
Hideki Tojo
(27th Prime Minister of Japan)

Hideki Tojo
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Birthdate: December 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kōjimachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 23, 1948

Hideki Tojo headed the Imperial Japanese Army and was the Japanese minister of war, apart from being Japan’s prime minister from 1941 to 1944. His tenure witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. After Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers, Tojo was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death.

 2 
Mutsuhiro Watanabe
(Imperial Japanese Army Corporal)

Mutsuhiro Watanabe
17
Birthdate: January 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Japan
Died: April 1, 2003

Mutsuhiro Watanabe was an Imperial Japanese Army soldier in World War II. Following Japan’s defeat, he was classified a war criminal for his mistreatment of prisoners of war (POWs) by the US Occupation authorities. However, the US authorities could not capture him. In his later years, he became an insurance salesman and grew wealthy.

 3 
Akira Mutō
(Military personnel)

Akira Mutō
1
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minamiaso, Kumamoto, Japan
Died: December 23, 1948
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 4 
Iwane Matsui
(Former general in the Imperial Japanese Army and the commander of the expeditionary force sent to China in 1937)

Iwane Matsui
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Died: December 23, 1948

 5 
Shigematsu Sakaibara
(Military officer)

Shigematsu Sakaibara
1
Birthdate: December 28, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yamagata, Japan
Died: June 19, 1947