Tojo, Hideki

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 24, 2004


    Wartime leader of Japan, General Tojo was equated in the American mind with Hitler and Mussolini, though in reality he had considerably less individual power than either of those men. He served as Prime Minister, War Minister and Army Chief of Staff at the same time during much of the war, being forced to resign in 1944 after the fall of Saipan. He was executed for war crimes in 1948.

    Tokio Jokio (McCabe, 1943) uses an inaccurate caricature as Professor Tojo, who demonstrates a Japanese club sandwich.

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