Hirohito and War: Imperial Tradition and Military Decision Making in Prewar Japan (Google eBook)
The debate over Emperor Hirohito's accountability for government decisions and military operations up to the end of the World War II began before the end of the war and has continued even after his death. This book documents this controversy while providing insights into the Showa emperor's role in military planning in imperial Japan. It argues that Hirohito both knew of and participated in such planning and offers evidence that he was informed well in advance of the planned attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Pearl Harbor and Decision Making
Tōjō and the Emperor Mutual Political Convictions
Scientism History and Confucianism An Emperors Education
Ancient Institutions and Foreign Cultures New Interpretations for Modern Times
Hirohitos First Adviser Count Makino Nobuaki
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