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Emperor of japan in 1942

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Emperor Hirohito (1901-1989) became emperor in 1926, and was the head of state of Japan during World War II.

Some interesting facts about this: Before and during World War II, the Japanese government was basically run by the military. While Emperor Hirohito was regarded as a sacred leader, he was brainwashed at a young age by military schooling - all of his free time was spent either studying military battles or playing games of Chess. It's unclear precisely what his role in administration was. Many of his former advisers took to defending him, claiming he was the sole voice of reason and moderation, but was constantly overruled. Given his upbringing, this is unlikely, but not impossible.

According to Japanese legend and tradition, Hirohito is directly descended from the "Sun God." He was forced to admit this was not true after Japan's defeat.

The Japanese refer to their deceased emperors by the emperor's regnal name rather than by his given name. Thus Emperor Hirohito is known as the "Showa" emperor after the name of his reign. Showa means "enlightened peace." Hirohito died on January 7th, 1989. His son Akihito (born 1933) is now emperor.

Many of the Japanese soldiers during World War II were fanatical in their devotion to him and were willing to die in his honor rather than being captured by the enemy.

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The Japanese emperor in WWII was Emperor Hirohito, (He-ro-he-tow). Unlike his predecessors, Hirohito did not wield absolute power. But few in his government actively opposed him, rather than trying to sway him to their positions.

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Hirohito (裕仁?), posthumously in Japan officially called Emperor Shōwa or the Shōwa Emperor (昭和天皇, Shōwa-tennō?), (April 29, 1901 (Meiji 34) - January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death in 1989. Although better known outside of Japan by his personal name Hirohito, in Japan he is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name Emperor Shōwa. The word Shōwa is the name of the era that corresponded with the Emperor's reign, and was made the Emperor's own name upon his death.[1]

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Emperor Showa, but to the Western world he was known as Emperor Hirohito.

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Emperor Showa, but he was known as Emperor Hirohito.

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Hirohito was the emperor of Japan during World War II. It is believed he had an active role in the military actions of his country during that time.

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Emperor Showa (known in the west as Hirohito)

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