‘The location of the remains of Tojo have remained a mystery for decades, that is until recently, June 2021.
Despite there being no remains of Tojo and 6 others, the executed men are enshrined at Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine.
Declassified U.S. military documents show the cremated ashes of Tojo and six others who were executed with him, were scattered from a U.S. Army aircraft over the Pacific Ocean about 30 miles east of Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city, south of Tokyo.
At the time it was a highly secretive mission undertaken by the Americans who did not want ultra-nationalists glorifying them as martyrs. Understandably, it had been a long and costly war beginning with Pearl Harbour.’
Japanese lecturer Hiroaki Takazawa at Tokyo’s Nihon University found the declassified documents at the US National Archives in Washington DC.’