This week, we take a look at Hirohito’s life before World War II. What kind of ruler was Japan’s new emperor when the chips came down?
Listen to the episode here.
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.