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  Hirohito - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in the Aoyama Palace in Tokyo, Hirohito was the first son of the Crown Prince Yoshihito and then-Crown Princess Sadako.
For the rest of his life, Hirohito was an active figure in Japanese life, and performed many of the duties commonly associated with a constitutional head of state.
Hirohito was deeply interested in and well-informed about marine biology, and the Imperial Palace contained a laboratory from which Hirohito published several papers in the field.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hirohito   (2691 words)

  
 Hirohito - MSN Encarta
Born in Tokyo, Hirohito was the eldest son of Crown Prince Yoshihito.
Although Hirohito was unenthusiastic about the decision to enter the war, he was pleased by the string of Japanese military and naval successes following Pearl Harbor and he developed a strong bond with General Tōjō Hideki, the wartime prime minister.
Hirohito and his advisers, fearing that Hirohito might be tried as a war criminal, tried to distance him from association with the wartime military leadership.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555671/Hirohito.html   (1151 words)

  
 Hirohito - Simple English Wikipedia
Hirohito was the emperor (leader) of Japan during World War II and after.
Some of the winners wanted Hirohito "put on trial" (taken to court where another person says he did something and a group of people says if he did or did not) for the bad things he did during the war, but the United States general Douglas MacArthur did not want that.
The people of Japan thought that their emperor was a god before this time, but the general said that Hirohito had to tell his people that he was not a god.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hirohito   (351 words)

  
 AsiaSource: Asia Biography - a resource of the Asia Society
Hirohito was installed as crown prince in 1912, and his engagement to Princess Nagako, daughter of Imperial Prince Kuni Kunihiko, was made public in 1919.
Hirohito's opposition to the militarist coup of 26 February 1936 was instrumental in its suppression.
Hirohito has reigned over possibly the most momentous period in Japan's history, witnessing the rise of a potential parliamentary democracy in the 1920s, the bureaucratic fascism and militarism of the 1930s and the Occupation of the 1940s, and the establishment of a parliamentary democracy with the world's second-largest gross national product.
www.asiasource.org /society/hirohito.cfm   (871 words)

  
 The American Experience | MacArthur | People & Events | Emperor Hirohito (1901-1989)
This is the Hirohito the world also saw in 1975, when he finally realized his dream of visiting the United States, where he met John Wayne, was received by President Ford, and acquired a Mickey Mouse watch he wore for years.
With Hirohito's quiet manner, love of haiku and marine biology, the image of the peace-loving man who was powerless to stop his country's murderous expansion took hold.
Hirohito's ability to thwart the militarists was certainly limited -- he was more a symbol of the state than an actual ruler -- but he was not nearly as blameless as his defenders would have it.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX97.html   (589 words)

  
 Japan and Emperor Hirohito to 1936
Hirohito's brother, Prince Chichibu, was implicated in the plot.
Hirohito's strong move against the coup leaders brought shame on that faction in Japan's army that was wedded to the Rightist dream of spiritual reformation and restoring a pre-industrial and non-Westernized Japan.
As Hirohito saw it, the military had been chastised, and he wished to demonstrate to the military that he was kind to them as he was to all his subjects.
www.fsmitha.com /h2/ch18.htm   (4600 words)

  
 Hirohito - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hirohito (裕仁), the Shōwa Emperor (昭和天皇;, Shōwa tennō), (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) reigned over Japan from 1926 to 1989.
On the other hand, Herbert Bix has recently produced a large amount of evidence suggesting that the emperor worked through intermediaries to exercise a great deal of control over the military, and that he was, in fact, the prime mover of most of the events of the two wars.
On February 24, Hirohito's funeral was held, and unlike that of his predecessor, it was not done in a strictly Shinto manner, and a number of world leaders attended it.
www.reidsville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Hirohito   (2422 words)

  
 Emperor Hirohito
This was done since Emperor Hirohito had an estimated fortune in excess of $100 billion in a Swiss bank account, which cannot be accessed by anyone other than the Emperor in power.
While Hirohito’s reign was marked with a massive amount of military conflict, the Emperor expressed great interest in the marine sciences.
Hirohito was also the last of the Japanese emperors to be considered a god, and also one of the first modern emperors of Japan.
www.angelfire.com /ia/totalwar/Hirohito.html   (491 words)

  
 Emperor Hirohito
In 1915 Hirohito was tutored by Kimmochi Saionju, the former prime minister of Japan.
Hirohito reluctantly supported the war against China (1931-32) and the invasion of Manchuria in 1937.
After the war Hirohito retained the affection of the Japanese people and showed that the Japanese monarchy was indeed modernized when he gave permission for Crown Prince Akihito to marry a commoner.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWhirohito.htm   (2080 words)

  
 Hirohito   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HIROHITO, (1901-1989), 124th Emperor of Japan, who succeeded to the throne in 1926 after a period of five years as regent.
The future Emperor Hirohito was their first son, and his name as a child was Michinomiya.
Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako had seven children--two sons and five daughters--the oldest of whom was born in 1925 and the youngest in 1939.
www.ramskov.nu /krih/ww2/personer/hirohito.htm   (527 words)

  
 Emperor Hirohito
Hirohito, the 124th emperor of Japan, was to become Japan’s longest reigning emperor.
Shortly after his birth Hirohito was taken from his parents, according to a long-established custom, and put under the guardianship of a vice admiral in the imperial navy until November 1904, when he returned to his parent’s official residence the Akasaka Palace.
Hirohito became a respected marine biologist and wrote a number of books on the subject.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b3hirohito.htm   (1129 words)

  
 The militarist state of Hirohito
But Hirohito was hesitant, not because he was against the nationalist upsurge or because he was opposed to the Nazis but because he feared strong measures by the U.S., Britain and other countries.
Hirohito was not a puppet in the hands of military leaders, as depicted by apologists of the Emperor, but an active leader in the War.
Hirohito, who directed the War and presided over the destiny of his country, was set free.
www.flonnet.com /fl1814/18140750.htm   (1403 words)

  
 'Hirohito And The Making of Modern Japan' by Herbert P. Bix
As Bix interprets the evidence, Hirohito was not a benign figurehead betrayed by his generals but an active player in murderous aggression.
Bix shows that Hirohito was consulted on and approved the Japanese military adventures that reached their peak with the attack on Pearl Harbor and the invasion of the Philippines.
Hirohito died at 87 after 62 years on the throne, the longest reign in Japanese history.
www.post-gazette.com /books/reviews/20001029review614.asp   (818 words)

  
 TIMEasia.com | TIME 100: Emperor Hirohito | 8/23/99-8/30/99
From Nogi and two Confucian tutors, Hirohito was given a heavy dose of stern dynastic duty, as the semi-divine descendant of the legendary Sun goddess Amaterasu.
Hirohito was incensed, especially since the militarists said they were acting "in the Emperor's name." He ordered his generals to suppress the rebellion.
And Hirohito, given his intensive indoctrination and ever-cautious advisers, was anxious to preserve the dynasty.
www.time.com /time/asia/asia/magazine/1999/990823/hirohito1.html   (2444 words)

  
 Hirohito and Making of Modern Japan
At the same time, Hirohito clung irrationally and foolishly to the hope that somehow the Soviet Union might be persuaded to help Japan achieve a negotiated settlement that would maintain the position of the emperor.
Given that Hirohito had choices open to him--and given that his main concern was with his own position--Bix sees Hirohito as "mainly" responsible for the lives lost at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Bix is not unsympathetic to the difficulties facing an individual he describes variously as nervous, troubled and lonely--someone brought up from childhood to think of himself as responsible to a long line of divine ancestors, to think of his people as mere children and to think of the Japanese as a spiritually superior race.
www.bsos.umd.edu /gvpt/alperovitz/BIXREVIEW.htm   (1387 words)

  
 Hirohito - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hirohito (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989), the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigned from 1926 to 1989.
Because Hirohito was in charge of the cause of Pacific War, there were attempts to put him on trial for war crimes by numerous leaders, among them President Harry S Truman, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur insisted that Hirohito remain Emperor to keep him as a symbol of continuity and cohesion of the Japanese people.
It should, however, be noted that immediately after Hirohito's repudiation of divinity, he implicitly reaffirmed it by asking the occupation authorities for permission to worship an ancestress and then worshipping the Sun Goddess; this reaffirmation would have been comprehensible to all Japanese though not necessarily by the occupation authorities.
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 Hirohito - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Hirohito (1901-1989), emperor of Japan from 1926 until his death in 1989, the last Japanese ruler to uphold the divinity of the Japanese emperor....
Akihito, born in 1933, emperor of Japan (1989- ), fourth child and first son of Hirohito.
History of Japan during the reign of Hirohito
ca.encarta.msn.com /Hirohito.html   (106 words)

  
 Hirohito — www.greenwood.com
The death of Emperor Hirohito in 1989 inspired a spate of new books, all attempting to understand and explain his role in Japan's World War II imperialism.
Hirohito is presented as a man of peace and goodwill who was not in line with his times.
Hoyt's Hirohito is a quiet man with scholarly leanings; a patriot who loved his country but also admired Western qualities; a monarch who wished to act responsibly at a critical juncture but lacked the authority to do so.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/C4069.aspx   (694 words)

  
 The Takao Club: Crown Prince Hirohito's 1923 Visit to Takao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hirohito made his tour through Taiwan by rail using a carriage (No SA 4101) that had been built out of teak, Chinese juniper and cypress for his father in 1912, yet never used.
When Hirohito's visit was first planned in early 1923, Mr Yamamoto, the President of the Taiwan Sugar Manufacturing Company, honoured with the prospect of an Imperial visit to his company, planned a cool arbour for the Crown Prince to rest.
Crown Prince Hirohito stayed at the tranquil Reception Hall upon the slopes of Takao Mountain on the nights of 21 and 22 April 1923.
takaoclub.com /hirohito/hirohito.htm   (2206 words)

  
 JPRI Occasional Paper No. 17
Hirohito finally realized his often stated wish that the occupation be long and followed by an alliance with the United States that would protect Japan militarily into the future.
Hirohito was the ultimate symbol of this "double standard," just as he was an integral part of the conservative approach to containing dissent and keeping everyone aimed toward steady economic development.
Hirohito was uncomfortable with the very notion of an "open, popular monarchy." But like everyone, he and Nagako could also appreciate how an alliance with one of the nation's prominent business families could serve to strengthen a legally and politically weakened monarchy.
www.jpri.org /publications/occasionalpapers/op17.html   (5991 words)

  
 Decontextualization of Hirohito:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hirohito's presence in "Hiroshima" is consistent with the historical master-narratives reflecting both Japanese and American coherent cultural understanding of the wartime history.
The decisive example of Hirohito's "sense of guilt" is his statement made in the Imperial Council held on August 14, 1945, in which he decided on surrender.
To Hirohito, therefore, the Japanese surrender to the Allied Nations was similar to the situation around the period of the three-nation interference.
www.utexas.edu /coc/journalism/Js363/hiroshima.htm   (7484 words)

  
 Death of the Father: Hirohito & Imperial Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With the military defeat and allied occupation in 1945, Japanese imperial authority, along with Emperor Hirohito, died a
Hirohito's physical death came forty-four years later in 1989.
After the defeat, the Allies stripped Hirohito of power, but allowed him to retain his title as a "symbolic" Emperor.
cidc.library.cornell.edu /DOF/japan/japan.htm   (241 words)

  
 Shattering the Myth of Hirohito
Hirohito, to state the case bluntly, was an engaged, tough-minded strategist.
Hirohito, born in 1901, was schooled by militarists from the age of 7.
It was in this context that Hirohito sanctioned the disemboweling of civilian political institutions and a fateful shift in power to the military and the palace.
netscape.businessweek.com /2000/00_42/b3703032.htm   (899 words)

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