Corpse of Fumimaro Konoe

Corpse of Fumimaro Konoe

A SCAP coroner performing a postmortem on former prime minister Fumimaro Konoe, who, in December 1945, during the last call by the Americans for alleged war criminals to report to the Americans, he took a potassium cyanide poison, and committed suicide. It was 1945, exactly 1300 years after his ancestor, Fujiwara no Kamatari, led a coup d'├ętat at court during the Soga clan. His grave is at the Konoe clan cemetery at the temple of Daitoku-ji in Kyoto.

His grandson, Morihiro Hosokawa, became prime minister fifty years later, from the 9th of August 1993 to 28th of April 1994.