Japan’s former emperor Hirohito in 1988. Photo: Kyodo

Emperor Hirohito 'too weak' to stop Japan entering second world war, declassified documents show

Former ambassador explains that although the emperor was considered “sacred” and all-powerful, his power was limited by ministers and the military

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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Japan’s former emperor Hirohito in 1988. Photo: Kyodo
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