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Herbert P. Bix's purpose in writing Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan is to inform the readers about one of the greatest leaders of all time. He presents a thorough description and understanding ...
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I disagree with those who prefer to classify this as biography. I find Dr. Bix did a wonderfully impressive job explaining the Japanese political history of the 20th Century; he did this using ... Read full review
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Page 30 - divine, and sacred. He is preeminent above all his subjects. He must be reverenced and is inviolable. He has indeed to pay due respect to the law, but the law has no power to hold him accountable to it. ... He shall not be made a topic of derogatory comment nor
Page 30 - The Sacred Throne was established at the time when the heavens and the earth became separated." (Kojiki) The Emperor is Heaven descended, divine, and sacred. He is preeminent above all his subjects. He must be reverenced and is inviolable. He has indeed to pay due respect to the law, but the law has no power to hold him accountable to it.
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