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History of Japan

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The history of Japan refers to the recorded events of the island of Japan and the Japanese people, beginning from their ancient history to the sovereignty of the country.
It means making sense of the world and excepting that everything does what it does, like a black widow has poisonous venom.
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%FOLLOWUPS% The 12th day after Christmas is called Epiphany.According to Encyclopedia.com: "(ipif�ene) [Gr.,=showing], a prime Christian feast, celebrated Jan. 6, called also Twelfth Day or Little Christmas. Its eve is Twelfth Night. It commemorates three events�the baptism of Jesus (Mark 1),…
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You could say that Japan's modern imperial ambitions started at the end of the 19th century when they invaded and took Korea. Korea had introduced Buddhism, which was initially viewed favourably by the ruling classes until 1050 or so, when the capital was moved to Kyoto. So we can guess Korea was al…
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The indirect reason was a strong Japan fitted the Anti-Communist view of U.S. government.Directly from the Japanese leaned production program, which leaned on the production of coal and steel, to stimulate the economy. Their labor are competitive in world market because their ability as literate peo…
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Well, Japan's economic experiences could have been better. They were at the low of their lows. But after the war, the U.S. helped rebuild everything, Japan became one of the most economic empires of the world. After this great devistation, Japan was changed and soon became one of the wealthiest coun…
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Nagaoka was the capital of Japan in 784. Ten years late it was moved to Heian, what is today Kyoto, where it remained until 1868. The Imperial Court resided in Kyoto but after the rise of the shogun there was another capital with effective control. Heian was the effective capital and was moved to K…
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%REPLIES% Answer I don't think there is anything they could have done. The difference in industrial potential between Japan and the United States was so vast that we would inevitably overwhelm them regardless of strategic decisions. Consider the fact that before the war both Japan and the uni…
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Japan withdrew from the League of Nations as a result of the Manchurian Railway Incident in northen China. When the League did not support them and under pressure from other nations Japan withdrew as it no longer supported the concepts of the League. New Answer Headline The Mukden Incident was the d…
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Japan was already one of the advance nations before WW2, though many factories were bombed, their most precious technology and people were passed on. The people was hardworking and educated. Retired soldiers provided cheap labor and the destruction of the old factories allowed building of the most a…
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The Japanese people set about rebuilding their country and by the middle of the 1950s Japan was getting back on track! Japan had to rebuild itself from scratch and so all of its new factories were made using the latest technology. They were very modern and this made them very competitive in the worl…
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Hirohito died on January 7, 1989 at the age of 87.
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In 1931, Japan invaded and occupied Manchuria.
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Archaeological research indicates that the earliest inhabitants of the Japanese archipelago migrated over land bridges from Asia about 35,000 years ago; they were Australoids. Negritos may also have been there at that time. The first pottery in the world was made by the Jomon culture, who came to …
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The Japanese's employment of kamikazes meant that the Allies (US) would have to fight to the death for every island the Japanese controlled at an unacceptable (by most countries' standards) 15+% fatality rate of our soldiers. The idea of the bombings was to do so much damage that the Japanese knew t…
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Answer The Bushidō code is typified by seven virtues: Rectitude Courage Benevolence Respect Honesty Honor Loyalty -Translations from: Random House's Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary many books and scholarly articles have been published on the topic of bushido, some book…
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You can probably find pictures of Hirohito by typing "Hirohito pictures" into the Google search bar.
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The original inhabitants of Japan are known as the Jomon culture. This cultural period is dated by pottery to have started sometime around the 14th century BCE. Subsistence was derived from fishing, hunting, and light agriculture and they clearly had a complex culture for the period based on the int…
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Hari kari, also known as sepuku, is an ancient form of ritual suicide that defeated samurai, or those whose shame was 'too unbearable' would use to restore their honor in death. In sepuku, one would take a wakizashi (short sword) and dissembowel oneself. The less noise you made while doing this, th…
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Samurai is a class like caste and it's hereditary. Therefore, the sons of farmers were destined to be farmers and samurai's son were samurai. However, there were rare cases for some to be in samurai class. One is to show great talents in swordsmanship and others include becoming great scholars. It…
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In fact, protests against Japan in China were sustained all the years,not only in 2005. Anti-Japanese emotions are quite common in China these years. The reasons why protests even demonstrations took place were three :1, The former Prime Minister of Japan, Koizumi Junichiro, continually visited Yasu…
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If I were Hirohito, I would prefer to be bombed. If Japan was invaded and the Allies occupied my nation, my country could have been reduced to a long period of guerrilla warfare in the cities before I gave the order to surrender, which, because of the way we trained our soldiers for the war, would b…
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If too many people voted, they would probably vote against what the ruler of Japan wants.
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They used the Tachi, Tanto, Wakazashi, Katana, Nodachi, Tetsubo, Yari, Nagamaki, Naginata, Hankyu, Daikyu, Matchlock Arquebus and Kusarigama, and Otsuchi Manto and the yumi which is basicly like a bow and arrow but much bigger the bow is 7 feet long. Many were very skilled in the use of the Tessan…
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Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan. Samurai (in Japanese) means "to serve".   Their are still people who are samurai. Answer there are 40 samurai left ____ The first answer is correct, the others are not. The samurai class was abolished in roughly 1873, w…
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The Russo-Japanese war (1904-1905) was a competition for control of Manchuria, Korea and ports in northern China. The Russians wanted a warmer Pacific port because theirs would freeze in the winter. The Japanese had learned the value of imperialism from the Europeans, and were staking out Eastern As…
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(There is a whole list of them at the related link.)__What kind of famous are you looking for? There are artists such as Arashi, Kat-Tun or actors like Oguri Shun, Ueto Aya.
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Hirohito was the 124th Emperor of Japan. He ruled for six decades, from December 1926 until his death in January 1989. He died from pancreatic cancer, which he got from an STD. For more info, see related link
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Japan's government is a democratic parliamentary government, with a constitutional monarchy as the head of state. Japan's Imperial role is essentially only as a figurehead now, and the Emperor has no defined governmental power. He remains the ceremonial head of state, and presides over ceremonies an…
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Answer I'm not sure but I do know he married his distant cousin Princess Nagako. Answer One. Once some people opportunity to have another wife because only female babies are born. In 1931, Staff members actually started to list some candidate when his wife born the 4th girl. It became w…
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Answer Hirohito became emperor on the death of his father in December 1926. He therefore became the 124th emperor in direct lineage. Caligula
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For the most part dragons have always been signs of protection and also of wisdom. Despite this, it may mean something different for someone else, or it could just be that the person likes dragons.
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yellow or gold is the colour of the most powerful Chinese dragonsthats why i got my tattoo yellow the other colour depend on where the dragon livesie aquatic blue
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The leader of Japan in August 1914 The Prime Minister of Japan from 16 April 1914 � 9 October 1916 was Shigenobu Okuma. The Emperor of Japan in 1914 was Yoshihito (Taisho) father of Hirohito.
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A bluebird relates, firstly, to sailors. 5,000miles at sea would be represented with one bluebird, then 10,000 with another and so on.. When a bluebird was seen at sea, it would mean that you were close to land. Finally, sailors would believe that if your ship went down, a bluebird would fly over an…
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Yes - See related linkMozambique -- (16 Sep. 1975)
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Modern Japan was involved in the Russo-Japanese, the Sino-Japanese War, WWI and WWII.
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Baseball was introduced to Japan in 1873 and was played mainly by athletic clubs and pickup teams. The first professional league, called 'Nippon Professional Baseball', began play in 1920 with two teams. THAN THEY REALISED IT WAS BAD
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During the Edo era (Prior to Tokyo being the sole capital of Japan) Tokyo was known as Edo.It was actually called Yedo.
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The Japanese version of the US Congress is a bicameral parliament known as The National Diet or just the Diet. In Japanese, it is Kokkai (国会).
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A dragon tattoo symbolizes strength, courage and beauty. Even though dragons are seen as quite fierce creatures they are strong and fearless, beautiful and colourful.
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Also called Perry Convention (March 31, 1854), Japan's first treaty with a Western nation. Concluded by representatives of the United States and Japan at Kanagawa (now part of Yokohama), it marked the end of Japan's period of seclusion (1639-1854). The treaty was signed as a result of pressure from …
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Before around the late 1500's (i think) there had been no western influence, any forigners caught in japan at this time was likely to have his head chopped off on the spot. Commadore Perry (American i think) and his fleet of ships arrived, the Japanese realised that the travellers had far superior t…
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Brief description: Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden arch…
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but seriously, that's why God invented timing lights. Shine them on your crank pulley. The manual with the timing light should explain things betterremove rubber plug from transmission bell housing located on drivers side .start the engine and warm engine to normal operating temperature (failure to …
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Masks worn by samurai warriors were simply to look scary as far as i know. A combination of the mask and the headdress with horns and stuff would have been a most intimidating sight if it was running straight at you! But other masks may have been used in plays (mainly noh theatre) and other drama. I…
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Because of deaths of military leaders, there were several in control during World War II. These men were: Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was Supreme Commander of the Combined Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy until he was killed in an American fighter ambush over Bougainville on April 18, 1943. Yamamo…
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The answer is Nara, JapanRecords show Dazaifu was an administrative capital in 663 A.D before Nara became the capital,however the were many Capitals in ancient Japan. Dating records have shown that the site Yoshinogari dates to before 400 BC
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The Korean War, from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 , was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea. (Although a cease-fire and repatriations were made, the war was never ended by treaty.)Some consider this Cold War-era conflict to have been a proxy war between the United States and its allies,…
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the stock market crashed, and banks went broke
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Answer Franklin D.Roosevelt
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The Japanese had an imperialist attitude toward China and sought to dominate it economically and politically. It believed it could take advantage of China's lack of military superiority to achieve its gains. It especially hoped to exploit China's natural resources, and utilize its labor force. The e…
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rebirth with the lotus flowerWell to my understanding, buddha is said to have risen from the center of a lotus blossom.The lotus flower is symbolic for rebirth. Besides the religious meaning it stands for the symbol of all that's true, good,and beautiful, representine good fourtune, peace and enligh…
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Japanese TattoosUsually the tattoos you see are a character called a "kanji". They can be read many ways depending on which kanji follows which, and so on. It's very hard to take a kanji and translate it because you need to actually know Japanese to have a recognition software properly process the k…
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Answer The most recent change was the move from Kyoto to Edo, which resulted in Edo being renamed Tokyo. A key reason for moving to Tokyo was that under the Tokugawa government (1603-1868), Edo had become the effective center of government and infrastructure, whereas Kyoto had not been in control…
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Answer It depends on where and "when" you are meeting them. Shortly before I was stationed on Okinawa, there was an incident where a US Marine alledgedly raped a Japanese school girl. A large number or Okinawan's didn't like us during that time. After that settled down, most Japanese are friendly…
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they used katanas spears kunai guns from the Portuguese staffs
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Answer Take into mind the geographical location of Tokyo. Because it was less accesible for trade to both other areas of Japan and countries in mainland Asia, Japan was not the ideal site for the original capital. As the country developed, Tokyo became a route centre and began to expand. Roads we…
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They only had their ports open for certain countries.(I'm only in 7th grade so I just learned this)
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Japan was largely unaffected by European imperialism. For centuries they maintained a very isolationist policy and had almost no contact with the opposite world. They never came under the rule of any Western power. Beginning in the 1800's though they, of their own accord, began allowing in Western i…
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The peacock in Japanese culture represents several different things such as caring for others, good will, and compassion. It also symbolizes love and nurturing.
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Manchuria, Thailand and China
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Around 500 BCE.
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The code followed by Japanese warriors (also known as Samurai) The way of the warrior the Bushido is made up of respect, loyalty, bravery, honor and faith to one's lord. The seven virtues of Bushido are: Benevolence (jin) Courage (yu) Honesty (makoto or shin) Honor (meiyo) Loyalty (ch…
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It can represent many things:A dragon with 4 claws is normal, 5 claws means sacred, and worn only by royalty.Good fortune or rainspiritual enlightenmentthe energy of mother natureet cetera, et cetera...
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Japanese tattoos of Koi can symbolize children. In Japan the have a special celebration called Children's Day in which they raise koi flags. Another tattoo would be of the Japanese kanji for children.
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You can find information online or at the library.
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Many traditions, such as flower arranging and tea ceremonies. Martial arts (the true arts, not sports). The kimono and yukata, and other styles of traditional dress. Traditional public baths. Language.
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Buddhism and industrialism are both major influences on Japan's culture. Animated television series in a variety of genres are popular in Japan.
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Colored belt ( Kyu, Gup ) rank is not recorded at Kukkiwon . That's why the Black Belt application form asks for your promotion history ( on side B, as " Taekwondo Records " ). Black Belts ( Poom & Dan ) are listed by A ) certification # and B ) name / rank / country.
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žA proper centralized government could only be established if daimyo stopped exercising feudal powers.žin 1868, an imperial officer was appointed to every feudal region (fief).žThe intention of these imperial officers was not to overtake the daimyo in their power and control over the fief, but to…
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it was established by the groth of population
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Answer none, we lost a lot of men country still divided, been there, [army] 1957
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The Great Depression DID hit the Japan hard. the great depression devastated an economy still heavily dependent on export earnings for financing imports of essential fuel and raw materials- from my AP world history book.
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Japan has never had a Fascist ruler or government. Japan was militarily aligned with Fascist Germany and Italy during WW2 as a part of the AXIS alliance.
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Origins of feudalism Feudalism began as a contract under which military service was given in exchange for the use and occupation of land. However, it turned into a vast system of hereditary privilege and largely lost its contractual character (except as a legal fiction).  Another Answer The te…
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During this time, Japan ratified a puppet regime in the Northern section of China known as Manchuria. The Japanese elected Puyi, the dethroned Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, as their leader.
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They served five year kids in the same way knights served baby's. (Feudalism, go figure!)
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well what do you think their religion is or how they dance?
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Shinto: a major religion (besides Buddhism) that is practiced in Japan.
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Numerous things. I think in China it represents peace. In other part of the globe they represent other things. I dunno what else.
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Michinomiya Hirohito was the emperor of Japan during WW2, his system of government was militarism.
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He died of pancreatic cancer, which he got from an STD.
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Hirohito was Japan's longest reigning monarch from 1926-1989. He was also the first Japanese Emperor to become a democratic figure head. This allowed his country to recover from the atomic bombing and reach economic stability.
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Japanese religious beliefs are what?
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Emperor Showa
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Manchuria
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Japan has the type of government like Canada and Britain which is the parliamentary system. Unlike French and America, they donÕt elect their president directly. The prime minister leads the cabinet of minister of the country.
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What are the major exports of Japan?
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North Korea attempted to reunite Korea in June 1950 under a single communist government.
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Every country and culture on the planet has produced men and women of incredible courage and dedication to a cause or ideal. Japan has produced more genuine heroes than is known or appreciated in the rest of the world. One of the epic journeys of all time is that of Colonel Yasumasa Fukushima in 189…
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The Axis powers of Nazi Germany and Italy supported their ally Japan in its expansion. This expansion was supported because it threatened the power of Great Britain and France in Southeast Asia. The expansion also eliminated the occupation of the Philippines by the USA.
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An obvious answer is the fact that Japan has not been isolated from foreign influences except for a series of very select historical periods throughout the nation's history. Much of Japanese culture and, indeed, a majority of the genetic stock that makes up the modern Japanese ethnic group came from…
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Answer the one that made the religion in japan is bodda gautama is also know as bodda in japaness word Many practitioners in Japan have contributed to Zen over the centuries. The teachings of Hakuin Zenji, Rinzai Zenji, and Dogen Zenji are but a few of a great many very famous zen masters whose …
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He was given the "figure head" look during the war, (but the militarists made the desions). The militarists made the emperor the "symbol of state" which in turn gave more power to them, (with the popularity of Hirohito and him being "Leader" it was easy to do what they wanted, they meaning the milit…
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As the most general theory...It came from the word which Marco Polo used to introduce Japan at the first time in "The description of the world". Nippon, the official name, is of Chinese origins and refers to the "land of the rising sun" as Japan, from China is east. 日本、or Nihon (when rom…
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Japan's capital city is Tokyo
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Emperor Hirohito was the 'king' of Japan in WW2.
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Because he was the leader of Japan during World War 2
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I am writing a paper on him now, and not much information regarding his parents is available. He was taken from them at an early age, and sent to a military camp. Hirohito was raised by his grandfather and close officials.
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He survived WW2, he was killed by pancreatic cancer.
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