told his people "The war situation is developing not necessarily to Japan's advantage" - surely the greatest understatement of all time.
Summary: The completion by Japan's Imperial Household Agency of the 61-volume record of the life of Emperor Hirohito
(1901-89) has generated much interest and attention in Japan.
COULDN'T help thinking of the Emperor Hirohito
when watching Nigel Farage's Lib Dem victims spluttering their hilarious excuses following election oblivion.
AMERICAN Brigadier General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) must decide if Emperor Hirohito
should be hanged as a war criminal after Japan's surrender at the end of the Second World War.
General McArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) has the thankless task of deciding whether Emperor Hirohito
ought to face war crime charges.
While Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom made three official visits to Japan in February 1989 to attend the funeral of late Emperor Hirohito
, in November 1990 to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Akihito, and in September 2001 to attend the WTO Millennium Conference of Tourism Leaders, President Yameen s visit will be the first Official Visit on the invitation of the Japanese Government.
Japanese emperors were considered godlike until Akihito's father, Emperor Hirohito
, renounced his divinity following defeat in World War II.
General MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones), Supreme Commander for the Allied Forces, assigns Brigadier General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox, pictured) with the unenviable task of establishing if Emperor Hirohito
(Takataro Kataoka) should stand trial as a war criminal for his actions.
DIRECTED by Peter Webber (The Girl With a Pearl Earring), this is a good-looking but rather undramatic post-nuclear study of US attempts to root out the surviving "war criminals" associated with the still-living Emperor Hirohito
THE EMPEROR (12A) DIRECTED by Peter Webber (The Girl With a Pearl Earring), this is a good-looking but rather undramatic post-nuclear study of US attempts to root out the surviving "war criminals" associated with the still-living Emperor Hirohito
Prince Takamado, who died in 2002, was the third son of Prince Mikasa, 97, who is the brother of the late Emperor Hirohito
and uncle of Emperor Akihito.
After the war, while leaders of other Allied countries wanted to see Emperor Hirohito
go on trial for his involvement, Gen.