Emperor Hirohito (Showa) and Empress Nagako
New thread for posting news and photos only of Hirohito and Nagako.
Various photos of the two from Corbis
#3: Oct 30, 1946.
#4: April 29, 1956.
#5: Dec 26, 1956.
#6: March 6, 1959. Photo taken before Empress Nagako's 56th Birthday
#7-8:March 10, 1961. Photo taken before Empress Nagako's 58th Birthday
#9: March 7, 1963. Photo taken before Empress Nagako's 60th Birthday
#10: Jan 1971
More photos of the two from Corbis
#1: March 19, 1971
#2: Sept 19, 1971.
#4: Apr 28, 1975.
#5: March 1976
#6: April 28, 1977.
#7-8: Dec 31, 1984.
Domestic and Regal
The Emperor and Empress at home in 1925, and in State (with a well-known colleague)...
Thank you for many photos.
I like Empress Kojun. She was a mild-mannered person like the spring sun.
Old photos of Hirohito and Nagako from Profimedia
#3: May 29, 1973
#4: 1970s on vacation at the Imperial Villa in Nasu
#5-7: State visit to Belgium in September of 1971
#9: Jan. 30, 1974.
#10: Visit to Disneyland on October 8, 1975 (Meeting Aiko's new friend)
More old photos from Profimedia
#1: Empress Nagako riding in a carriage during the coronation ceremony
#2: State visit to Phillippines
#7: At a garden party in the palace
One more from profirmedia
How beatiful photos, Mandy! I never seen them before you posted them here...I'm very interested in Empress Nagako. Was she from a Japanese noble family or was she a commoner?
Emperor Hirohito vexed at Yasukuni's honoring war criminals: report
Japan's late Emperor Hirohito expressed strong displeasure in 1988 over Yasukuni Shrine's inclusion in the late 1970s of Class-A war criminals on the list of people honored there, according to a memorandum by a former Imperial Household Agency official made public Thursday.
But Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Thursday evening that Emperor Hirohito's reported remarks will have no bearing on whether he again visits the Shinto shrine.
The late emperor told former Imperial Household Agency Grand Steward Tomohiko Tomita, "That's why I have not visited the shrine since," according to Tomita's memorandum. Informed sources said the emperor was referring to his decision not to visit the shrine since it began honoring 14 Class-A war criminals in 1978......................
Emperor Showa irked by war criminals at shrine
Emperor Showa stopped visiting Yasukuni Shrine because of his strong displeasure at the enshrinement of 14 Class-A war criminals there in 1978, according to a memo written by a close aide.
Family members of the late Tomohiko Tomita, a former Imperial Household Agency grand steward, kept the memo, dated April 28, 1988.
Emperor Showa, known during his lifetime as Emperor Hirohito, died on Jan. 7, 1989.
Although the emperor visited Yasukuni Shrine eight times after the end of World War II, he never visited the shrine after the Class-A war criminals were memorialized there. His son, Emperor Akihito, has never visited the shrine since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne...........................
#1: Emperor Hirohito waves to cheering crowd as he makes the annual New Year appearance on the glass-encased balcony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in this photo taken on Jan. 2, 1986.
#2: Japan's former Emperor Hirohito is shown in this April 15, 1988 photo taken at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
#3-4: This part of memorandums taken by then-head of the Imperial Household Agency Tomohiko Tomita in 1988, shown at Japan's financial daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun, or newspaper, in Tokyo Thursday, July 20, 2006, refers Japan's former Emperor Hirohito stopped visiting a controversial Tokyo shrine because of its 1978 decision to begin honoring convicted war criminals.
#5: A memorandum, written by former Imperial Household Agency Grand Steward Tomohiko Tomita in 1988, is seen in Tokyo July 20, 2006.
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Hirohito patrol tour for PPls in 1946~1948
from Chiba to Hiroshima(1947 Dec 7th).
Showa Tenno and A-bomb (unknown episode)
Research of nuclear before WW2
Japan's Atomic Bomb PART 1~5
YouTube - Japan's Atomic Bomb PART 1
it is an american Exaggerated propaganda
Indeed, Japan started to research about nuclear from 1940.
there was already uranium to make A-Bomd in Japan before WW2 by Kodama organs
Yoshio Kodama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the research had been finished in 1944.
then ,Tojo reported it with pleasure to Emperor .
However, The emperor opposed it by contraries.
Tojo doesn't act against emperor's intention at all.
However, a chief of the general staff concealed it and continued developing.
He cannot lead Japan to the defeat as a chief of the general staff. He thought His Majesty should be able to be pleased if Japan won a war.
Tojo dismissed a prime minister in July 1944 by the responsibility of saipan.
after that, The explosion of the rocket that piled up the warhead of the nucleus happened.
it became an accident that His Majesty knew it again.
It becomes impossible to have done the development anymore.
only one thing he never permited was to make an A- bomd.
emperor said" "Man not only dies but also the plant doesn't grow either. Japan need not win a war by using such frightening arms."
then Japan gave up to make them
I somehow doubt that, especially as we know that Hirohito gave permission for chemical weapons to be tested on British and Dutch PoW prisoners. Why would he have reservations about similar effects caused by an A-Bomb and not by smaller chemical weapons?
I agree with Beatrix Fan, that Hirohito and Japan acted with barbarity towards its POW's of all nations. They acted with barbarity towards the Chinese. It is a bit like Germany where no one knew, especially Hitler. The Emperor knew all. Sorry.
This is the thing, in Japan, it was Hirohito who approved everything. He didn't only approve, he suggested too - and not only that genocide take place against the Chinese or that chemical weapons be used on PoWs - women and children who had internee status were exposed to extreme cruelty not in his name but because he ordered it to be so. I find it interesting that in the face of all the facts, people could still claim that Hirohito was innocent of it all.
Quite right. It is a face saving thing. Responsibility be damned. Hope that word is okay.
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