Emperor Hirohito at the Imperial Palace in January 1986. Photo: AP

Japan’s Emperor Hirohito was ‘prevented from voicing remorse’ over war

  • According to newly disclosed documents, the wartime emperor had wanted to publicly express his regret after World War II
  • But the prime minister stopped him, over fears the emperor would be perceived as having started the war
Topic |   Japan

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Emperor Hirohito at the Imperial Palace in January 1986. Photo: AP
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