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Japan's Mystery of Majesty

Late on the afternoon of aug. 16, an imperial motorcade departed from Prince Akishino's royal residence in Tokyo and headed for Aiiku Hospital. The main car...

Lesser Majesty

On Dec. 1, 1941, a week before Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Emperor Hirohito was briefed by his cabinet and senior military leaders. He made the...

DOOMSDAYS

After witnessing the successful test of the first atomic bomb--a primordial burst of energy on the predawn New Mexico desert, a man-made fire bright enough to...

Japan: Ritual of Reconciliation

When South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan traveled to Tokyo last week on an unprecedented three-day state visit, one question hung over the proceedings: Would...

Calling On Close Friends

Reagan visits Japan and South Korea The Reagans dined last week with Japanese Emperor Hirohito at a glittering affair in his Imperial Palace, and with U.S...

Milestones, May 5, 1980

ENGAGED. Prince Tomohito, 34, Oxford-educated son of Japan's Prince Mikasa, the youngest brother of Emperor Hirohito; and Nobuko Aso, 25, a Tokyo English...

TREATIES: Peace

In his dark grey 1951 Cadillac with the 16-petal imperial chrysanthemum crest upon it, Emperor Hirohito made an official call on Supreme Allied Commander...

JAPAN: Sub-Sea Lord

Asia's War Lord is that most repressed, overeducated and modest of monarchs, the Son of Heaven, His Majesty the Tenno or Emperor Hirohito of Japan. Last week...

The World: Imperial Tourists

Imperial Tourists EMPEROR Hirohito and Empress Nagako of Japan flew on to Copenhagen after their meeting with President Nixon in Anchorage last week, and began...

DIPLOMACY: The Quiet Gentleman from Japan

He was accustomed to waving to the crowds with his hat, but it had been suggested that this might look old-fashioned in the U.S. The Americans did not have...

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