He followed his father's footsteps and attended the Army Cadet School in 1899 and then the Japanese Military Academy in 1904.
Hideki Tojo was born in Tokyo, Japan, on 30th December 1884.
He ranked 10th out of 363 cadets at the Japanese Military Academy.
He was arrested for war crimes after World War II and was hanged to death on December 23, 1948.
After his return he served as an instructor in military science at the war college.
Brusque, scrupulous, and hardworking, Tojo came to be known as kamisori (the razor) for the sharp, decisive, impatient qualities that he manifested as he rose rapidly through the military hierarchy.