Hirohito Quotes

We shall determine all matters of state by public discussion, after assemblies have been convoked far and wide.

Declaration of Humanity. Printed in Japanese Newspapers. Contrast this with the previous Japanese political leadership tradition as {43746}

Hirohito, 1901-1990, Emperor of Japan, Rescript to Promote the National Identity January 1, 1946

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  • Born: April 29, 1901
  • Died: January 7, 1989
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Profession: Leader

Hirohito was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 25 December 1926, until his death on 7 January 1989. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Akihito. In Japan, reigning emperors are known simply as "the Emperor" and he is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name, Emperor Shōwa (昭和天皇). The word Shōwa (昭和) is the name of the era (Shōwa period (昭和時代, Shōwa jidai, potentially "period of enlightened peace/harmony" or "period of radiant Japan")) coinciding with the Emperor's reign, after which he is known according to a tradition dating to 1912. The name Hirohito means "abundant benevolence".

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