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The Biography of Hirohito

Summary: The Showa Emperor Hirohito (1901-1989) served as the 124th emperor of Japan from 1928 until his death. In the wake of Japan's surrender that ended World War II, Hirohito relinquished his claim to being a sacred monarch, and political power was transferred from the emperor to a legislative parliament under a new Japanese constitution created by General Douglas MacArthur and civilian Japanese leaders.
On April 29, 1901, Hirohito was born at the Aoyama Palace in Tokyo. His father was the Crown Prince who later became known as Yoshihito, the Taisho Emperor, and his mother was Empress Sadako.

Soon after his birth, Michi no miya, as he was called in his childhood, followed the custom of being separated from his parents. Up until November of 1904 when he returned to the Akaska Palace, his parent's official residence, he was under the care of a vice admiral in the Imperial Navy.

Beginning in his childhood, Hirohito was trained to act with dignity and a sense of responsibility which would be required later in his life. He soon grew into a serious and shy boy. In April 1908 he was enrolled in the Gakushuin, a school for the children of the Japanese Aristocracy. He was in a special class of twelve boys, two of whom were his imperial...

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