General Tojo forms cabinet in Tokyo, prepares for war 70 years ago today (1941)

Video: Tojo chosen to lead Japan (@ :58)

(Saturday, October 18, 1941, 50 days before the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor) — Lieut. Gen. Eiki Tojo formed and swore in a new Japanese Cabinet today, with himself as Premier, War Minister and Home Minister and Shigenori Togo, former Ambassador to both Berlin and Moscow, as Foreign Minister of a government reported pledged to pursue a strong foreign policy.

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