Emperor Hirohito's decisions led to end of war

| Sep 9, 2014

Emperor Hirohito's decisions led to end of war

Emperor Hirohito made key decisions that led to the end of World War II in 1945 amid simmering opposition among Imperial Japanese Army leaders, according to his annals released Tuesday. After the atomic bombings, Emperor Hirohito, posthumously called Emperor Showa, attended a conference Aug. ...

| Sep 9, 2014

Changing times affected Yasukuni Shrine visits

Emperor Hirohito visited Yasukuni Shrine almost every year following the so-called Manchurian Incident in 1931, which marked the beginning of Japan’s invasion of China. Later, however, he was forced to alter the timing of visits to the Shinto shrine in Tokyo or cancel them ...