A more complex portrayal of Emperor Hirohito

Film Aug 5, 2015

A more complex portrayal of Emperor Hirohito

by Mark Schilling

Emperor Hirohito, who is posthumously known as Emperor Showa, had a procession of public images during his long reign from 1926 to 1989 — though none were quite accurate. There was the pre-1945 Emperor — stern and remote on his white horse — who was ...