Results for: Hirohito

Where did Emperor Hirohito lead his military?

  Emperor Hirohito personally threatened to lead his Imperial Guard (the Konoe Division) to put down a military coup, known as the "February 26 Incident" in 1936. The coup (MORE)

Why is Hirohito famous?

Hirohito ruled Japan for more than six decades of the 20th century, during a period in which the nation aggressively pursued political dominance in Asia, withstood the devasta (MORE)

What was emperor hirohito about?

Hirohito was the 124th Emperor of Japan from December 25, 1926 to  January 7, 1989. He was previously Regent from 1921 to 1926. He  chose "Showa" ("Enlightened Peace") as na (MORE)

Why was Hirohito not convicted of war crimes?

He was viewed as a god in Japanese culture, and it was felt harmony could be maintained if he was not tried for war crimes. The U.S. asserted immediately after the war that Hi (MORE)

Who judged Emperor Hirohito?

Emperor Hirohito was never placed on trial during the Tokyo Trials after World War II. In fact, General MacArthur went to great lengths to prevent Hirohito from being implicat (MORE)

How was Hirohito a dictator?

Hirohito himself was not a dictator in the sense that Hitler,  Mussolini, and Stalin were, in that he took an active role in his  country's direction. Rather, the Emperor, a (MORE)

What was emperor Hirohito best known for?

Emperor Hirohito was best known for being the Japanese Emperor  during the Second World War, and the first Emperor of Japan that  most Americans, British & Dutch had ever he (MORE)