Tojo’s granddaughter to run in July

Kyodo News

A granddaughter of Gen. Hideki Tojo, the wartime prime minister who was hanged as a war criminal after World War II, has revealed her intention to run in the House of Councilors election in July.

Yuko Tojo, 67, pledged Monday to work to realize the enshrinement of all of Japan’s military war dead at Yasukuni Shrine. Her grandfather is one of the 14 Class-A war criminals honored at the Shinto shrine.

Tojo heads a nonprofit organization working on environmental conservation.