Fumimaro Konoe, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Fumimaro Konoe

Japanese politician

Date of Birth: 12-Oct-1891

Place of Birth: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 16-Dec-1945

Profession: politician

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Fumimaro Konoe

  • Prince Fumimaro Konoe (Japanese: ?? ??, Hepburn: Konoe Fumimaro, often Konoye, 12 October 1891 – 16 December 1945) was a Japanese politician and Prime Minister who presided over Japan’s invasion of China in 1937 and the deterioration in relations with the United States and its allies.
  • He also played a central role in Japan's transformation into a totalitarian state by passing the National Mobilization Law and founding the Imperial Rule Assistance Association. Despite Konoe’s attempts to resolve tensions with the United States, the rigid timetable imposed on negotiations by the military and his government’s inflexibility regarding potential resolution terms set Japan on the path to war.
  • After failing to reach a peace agreement, Konoe resigned as Prime Minister on October 18, 1941 prior to the outbreak of hostilities.
  • However, he remained a close advisor to the Emperor until the end of World War II.
  • Upon the end of the war, he committed suicide on December 16, 1945.

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