The Atomic Bomb, War Room Intrigue and Emperor Hirohito's Decision to Surrender
by David Dean Barrett
The record of the Imperial Conferences makes clear two salient facts: that Emperor Hirohito ended the war, and he ended it because of the atomic bomb.
Newly released 1941 memo says Emperor Hirohito ‘at ease’ with attack on Pearl Harbor
A newly released memo by a wartime Japanese official provides what a historian says is the first look at the thinking of Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust the U.S. into World War II.
Five Myths About Emperor Hirohito
by Francis Pike
He wasn't forced into war. He wasn't a peace-loving scientist. He knew about the Rape of Nanking -- and more.
SOURCE: South China Morning Post
Japan’s Emperor Hirohito cautioned against second world war, says new official history
Hirohito warned against a “reckless war” that would make him feel “deeply sorry for my imperial ancestors.”
SOURCE: The Wilson Quarterly
Hirohito's Long Shadow
by Shihoko Goto
Hirohito's descendants remain committed to Japan's traditional values, which desperately need reform.
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