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Hirohito was emperor of Japan from 1926 until his death in 1989. He oversaw the country during World War II and the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Emperor HIrohito had a big role in Japan's attacks on not only other Asian countries during World War II, but against the United States as well. The most notable of these attacks was the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941.


A year before, in 1989, Motoshima had broken what was characterized as "one of [Japan's] most sensitive taboos" by asserting that Emperor Hirohito bore responsibility for World War II. Motoshima recovered from the attack.


In this lesson, we will examine the life of Japanese Emperor, Hirohito. We will highlight key accomplishments throughout his lifetime, and focus on the role he played during World War II.


I ain't an Idealist. So I do understand that American government still let Hirohito live and be the Japanese Emperor after WW2, in order to fight against Soviet Union. That's how the world works. But I can't accept that even now some American "hi...


Hirohito was emperor during Japan’s militaristic period from the early 1930s to 1945, the end of World War II. Historians have debated the role he played in planning Japan’s expansionist policies.


Hirohito (1901-1989), known posthumously as Showa, was emperor of Japan during World War II and Japan’s longest-serving monarch in history. BACKGROUND Hirohito was born in Tokyo during the reign of his grandfather, a transformative time in Japan known as the Meiji Period.


The most controversial aspect of Hirohito's life undoubtedly centers on his involvement in Japan's role in World War II. After the Japanese surrender in 1945, it was accepted knowledge that the Japanese emperor had no real power, and that the country was actually run by ministers and advisers, against whom he was helpless to contradict.


Hirohito was Japan's longest-reigning emperor, holding the throne from 1926 to 1989. He was a controversial figure who announced Japan's surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945.


Hirohito was born in Tokyo on 29 April 1901, the eldest son of Crown Prince Yoshihito. His father became emperor when Hirohito was 11. In 1921, Hirohito went on a six-month tour of Europe ...