Fumimaro Konoe

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Noun1.Fumimaro Konoe - Japanese statesman who set Japan's expansionist policies and formed an alliance with Germany and Italy (1891-1945)
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Prince Konoe Fumimaro, the prime minister, whose son was a Princeton undergraduate, wanted to avoid a war with the US.
As Prince Konoe (Masatoshi Nakamura), the prime minister before the war, tells Fellers, "It's not a black-and-white issue, general." Koichi Kido (Masato Ibu), Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, tells Fellers how Hirohito broke precedent and asserted his authority to recommend pursuing the Allied peace proposals.
At an Imperial Conference on September 6 with the cabinet and military executives, he reiterated the precedence of diplomacy, and Prince Konoe was given one month's time to reach a settlement with the United States.

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