Smoke rises from the battleship USS Arizona as it sinks during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii in 1941. Photo: AP

Newly released memo sheds light on Japanese Emperor Hirohito’s support for attack on Pearl Harbour, which drew US into second world war

Hirohito was protected from indictment in the Tokyo war crimes trials during a US occupation that wanted to use him as a symbol to rebuild Japan as a democratic nation

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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Smoke rises from the battleship USS Arizona as it sinks during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii in 1941. Photo: AP
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