Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan

A Political Biography

By Stephen Large

© 2004 – Routledge

264 pages

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About the Book

Emperor Hirohito reigned for more than sixty years, yet we know little about him or the part he really played in the turbulent history of Showa Japan.

Stephen Large draws on a wide range of Japanese and Western sources in his study of Emperor Hirohito's political role in Showa Japan (1926-89). This analysis focuses on key events in his career such as the extent to which he bore responsibility for Japanese aggression in the Pacific in 1941, and explains why Hirohito remains such a contested symbol in Japanese post war politics.

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Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General