The little man had sent his wife a lock of hair and a long fingernail clipping. This is the custom of Japanese who expect to die. Last week, under klieg lights that gleamed on his shaven head, Hideki Tojo smiled and nodded as sentence was passed upon him.

He had been the wartime Premier of Japan; before that he was commander of the Japanese army in Manchuria, then Vice Minister of War and Minister of War. His admiring colleagues had called him The Razor. In the hour of Japan's defeat, he had tried, and ignominiously failed, to take his own...

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