Tomoshige Tsunoda

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Tomoshige Tsunoda (津野田 知重, Tsunoda Tomoshige) was a major in the Imperial Japanese Military during World War II.

He was known for his failed assassination attempt on controversial Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo.


He came from a family of Nagano Prefecture. His uncle was Kosaka Takeo, a Diet member. He served in China under Prince Mikasa. As the war progressed, Tsunoda sought for the resignation of Prime Minister Tojo. He plotted to assassinate Tojo, but Tojo resigned before the assassination could be executed.[1] Tsunoda was arrested for his role in the plot. He admitted that he planned to kill Tojo, and launch a new cabinet under Prince Higashikuni.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Politics and culture in wartime Japan", Ben Ami Shillony, Page 62-63
  2. ^ "Shōwa Japan: 1941-1952" edited by Stephen S. Large, page 17

Further reading[edit]

  • Edwin P. Hoyt (Oct 2, 2001). Warlord: Tojo Against the World. Cooper Square Press. 
  • Saburo Ienaga (Jun 16, 2010). Pacific War, 1931-1945. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.