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Toshio Shiratori

Given NameToshio


ww2dbaseToshio Shiratori born in 1887. He was the Director of Information Bureau of the Japanese Foreign Ministry from 1929 to 1933 and the Japanese ambassador to Italy between 1938 and 1940. In 1940, he was an advisor to the Foreign Minister, thus was in position to facilitate the alliance with Germany and Italy for the goal of military expansionism. After the war, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East found him guilty for waging wars of aggression and waging war or wars in violation of international law. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. He passed away in prison in 1949.

ww2dbaseShiratori is one of the 14 Class-A war criminals enshrined at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. A memo written by Emperor Showa declassified in 2006 revealed that the former Emperor stopped visiting the shrine because the enshrinement of war criminals; "they even enshrined [Yosuke] Matsuoka and Shiratori", he wrote.

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Last Major Revision: Nov 2009

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The defendants at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, Ichigaya Court, Tokyo, Japan, May-Jun 1946

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