Kunihiko Hashida

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Kunihiko Hashida (橋田 邦彦, Hashida Kunihiko, 15 March 1882 – 14 September 1945) was a Japanese physician and physiologist.

Hashida was born in Tottori in 1882.[1] He became a medical professor of Tokyo Imperial University. He also became the Headmaster of the First Higher School in 1937.

He served as the Minister of Education from 1940 to 1943 under the Konoe and Tōjō cabinet.

After World War II, Hashida came under suspicion of war crimes committed during his tenure as minister during the war. Hashida denied wrongdoing and committed suicide by taking potassium cyanide.


  1. ^ Katsui, K. "A study of Hashida Kunihiko's thought: the life history and thought of an "outcast thinker"". Nihon Ishigaku Zasshi. 56: 527–38. PMID 21661232.