Today, we dive into the boyhood of Emperor Hirohito. What’s it like growing up always knowing that your life is a political tool? How do you process your middle school principal killing himself in a show of loyalty to your grandfather?
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Bix, Herbert. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan.
Wetzler, Peter. Hirohito and War: Imperial Tradition and Military Decision Making in World War II Japan.
Large, Stephen. Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan: A Political Biography.