Japanese politician (1891-1945)
Prince Fumimaro Konoe (Japanese: 近衞 文麿, Hepburn: Konoe Fumimaro, often Konoye, 12 October 1891 – 16 December 1945) was a Japanese politician and prime minister from 1937 to 1939 and again from 1940 to 1941.
|Prime Minister of Japan|
22 July 1940 – 18 October 1941
|Preceded by||Mitsumasa Yonai|
|Succeeded by||Hideki Tōjō|
4 June 1937 – 5 January 1939
|Preceded by||Senjūrō Hayashi|
|Succeeded by||Kiichirō Hiranuma|
|Born||12 October 1891|
|Died||16 December 1945 (aged 54)|
Tekigai-sō, Tokyo, Japan
|Cause of death||Suicide by cyanide|
|Political party||Imperial Rule Assistance Association (1940–1945)|
|Independent (Before 1940)|
|Spouse(s)||Konoe Chiyoko (1896–1980)|
|Alma mater||Kyoto Imperial University|
- ↑ Although – in accordance with the system adopted by the Japanese imperial government from the Meiji period through the end of WWII – the official English translation of Konoe's title was "prince", the title of kōshaku (公爵) was actually a closer equivalent to "duke".
- ↑ "KONOE OR KONOYE?". Rafu Shimpo. 2 June 1937. p. 6.
Is It Konoe or Konoye? The name of the new Premier of Japan, pronounced with the stress on the second syllable and a definite sounding of the letter 'e' as in 'let', is spelled in English as Konoe, according to the officially recognized Japan Yearbook. The full name is Prince Ayamaro [sic] Konoe. Reference to the Premier as Prince Fumimaro Konoye is not incorrect, however.