Crown Prince Akihito (right; Japan’s current emperor) with his father, Emperor Hirohito, and mother, Empress Kojun, in the 1950s. Picture: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
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China’s long and distinguished history of rule-breaking emperors

The last emperor, Puyi, was forced from his throne, but other monarchs have gone much more willingly

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Crown Prince Akihito (right; Japan’s current emperor) with his father, Emperor Hirohito, and mother, Empress Kojun, in the 1950s. Picture: AFP
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