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  • Emperor Hirohito

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    HiroHito was the Emperor of Japan from 1926 to 1989. Also the longest reigning Emperor in Japanese history. He was a controversial figure that surrendered Japan to the Allied Forces in 1945. HiroHito was born on April 29, 1901 in Tokyo, Japan as the Eldest son of Crown Prince Yoshihito. Yet, he was not raised by his parents. Rather, he spent his early years raised by a retired vice-admiral and then an imperial attendant. Between ages 7 and 19, HiroHito attended schools designed for nobility. He

  • Hirohito's Japanese Surrender Essay

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    Hirohito and The Japanese Surrender The world was hectic in the 20th century. The first plane was flown, World War I took place (1914-1918), communists took over Russia and China (1917), penicillin was discovered (1928), the U.S. stock market crashed (1929), and the DNA’s structure was discovered (. However, on the eastern side of the world, the most notable occurrences were probably Hitler’s rise as chancellor and his launching of the Kristallnacht, the German invasion of Poland, Japan’s

  • A Review of Toshie: A Story of Village Life in Twentieth-Century Japan

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    through the life of Sakaue Toshie, a woman born and raised on a farm in the Kosugi hamlet of Yokogoshi, Niigata—a rural region almost 250km from the capital of Japan. Toshie was born in 1925—a year before the 64-year reign of Showa Era by Emperor Hirohito. This was a time when “two out of every ten babies died in childbirth or infancy,”(1) and Toshie’s family, who were poor tenant farmers renting a mere one acre of land, “were not far above”(2) those that were “literally unable to support themselves

  • Synthesis Essay - General Douglas Macarthur

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    Synthesis Essay – General Douglas MacArthur MSgt Court Sartain Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR Often times when people talk about General Douglas MacArthur, they tend to think of a great military leader of the World War Two (WWII) or the Korean War. General MacArthur once said, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set

  • Essay on American Post-War Occupation of Japan

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    American Post-War Occupation of Japan The intent of the United States’ occupation of Japan was to neutralize the threat of another war, to nourish the Japanese economy back to health, and to provide a stable democratic government for the defeated nation. With General Douglas MacArthur acting as the supreme commander in charge of the occupation, Japan changed drastically. Special attention was paid to the areas of military, economy, and government. The effects of the United States’ occupation of

  • Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbour Essay

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    Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbour In December 1941, Pearl Harbour was attacked by the Japanese. It was the consequence of a series of events which brought tension between Japan and America to boiling point. Japan was a country growing in power and stature and America soon came to realise that this growth could prove a threat to them. America aimed to stop Japan's growth in its tracks as they realised that if the situation was left to evolve much longer then the situation

  • Effects Of The Kamikaze Effect

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    that the American army took prisoners (Hayden). They thought the Americans would kill them right after capture so when it really came down to it, the Japanese thought that they would kill themselves rather than the Americans do it for them. Emperor Hirohito even broadcasted live on the radio in Japan and said “We would rather die than to be taken, and so should you” (Powers) talking to the

  • The War Of Japan During World War II

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    Hideki tojo, (December 30, 1884 - December 23, 1948), was a japanese general, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 40th Prime minister of Japan during World War II, from october 17, 1941, to July 22, 1944. He is responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor, which started the war between Japan and the United States. Hideki Tojo was a leader all his life. He lived to be 63. He was hung on December 23, 1944. December 30, 1948, little Hideki Tojo is born in the Kōjimachi district

  • Hideki Tojo Biography

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    Ben Smith 1 Hideki Tojo 1884-1948 Hideki Tojo was born on December 30, 1884 in Tokyo, Japan. His fathers name was Hidenori Tojo, a Samurai that turned into an Army officer. His Mom was the daughter of a Buddhist priest. They were very poor. Tojo was raised to be a soldier. When he was little a message was drilled into his head (and the other boys at the school with him) that war was beautiful and that the Japanese emperor was an actual living god, so it would

  • Hirohito Tojo Biography

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    Biography: Hirohito Tojo was born on December 30, 1884 in Kōjimachi ward, Tokyo, Japan.. Tojo, following in his father’s footsteps, attended Army Cadet School. in 1899.Next, he attended Japanese Military Academy. In 1905, Tojo completed all the courses at the Academy and became Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. He married Katsuko Ito in 1909. Together, they had three sons and four daughters..He entered the Army Staff College. In three years, he completed the program and was promoted to captain and