Japanese people lower their head toward the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Emperor Hirohito announces Japan’s defeat in the second world war. Photo: AP

‘No point in living’: diary reveals Japanese emperor Hirohito’s anguish over second world war

Hirohito was deeply upset at the Pacific war, says newly released memoir written by ruler’s former chamberlain

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Japanese people lower their head toward the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Emperor Hirohito announces Japan’s defeat in the second world war. Photo: AP
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