|Date of Birth||1885-11-08|
|Place of Birth||Japan|
About Tomoyuki Yamashita
Imperial Japanese Army general in World War II, who conquered Malaya and Singapore and whose trial for war crimes set a legal precedent called the “Yamashita Standard.”
Early Life Experience of Tomoyuki Yamashita
In 1905, he graduated from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy and became second lieutenant.
He attempted to defend the Philippines from allied troops, but the breakdown of the chain of communication led to the Manila Massacre.
Family Life and Relationship
In 1916, he married Hisaki Nagayama.
After being sentenced to death, he appealed for clemency to President Harry S. Truman, but his request was denied.