Herbert Bix: "Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan" (Harper Collins)

Herbert Bix: "Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan" (Harper Collins)

Japanese Emperor Hirohito's reign lasted 62 years, from 1926 to 1989. He presided over one of the most turbulent periods of Japan's history, including, of course, World War II. Historian Herbert Bix discusses this controversial ruler.

Japanese Emperor Hirohito's reign lasted 62 years, from 1926 to 1989. He presided over one of the most turbulent periods of Japan's history, including, of course, World War II. Historian Herbert Bix discusses this controversial ruler.

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Herbert Bix

author and historian

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