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 'Hirohito Centennial' by Guest Historian Chris Oakley
Guest Historian Guest Historian Chris Oakley says, Emperor Hirohito of Japan celebrates his hundredth birthday. If you're interested in viewing samples of my other work why not visit the Changing the Times web site.
Hirohito



April 29

Emperor Hirohito

In 2001, Japan's longest-reigning emperor, Hirohito, celebrated his 100th birthday. Hirohito, who was crowned emperor in 1926, first presided over Japan's transition from semi-feudal kingdom to modern democracy and later played a key role in the global environmental movement (a role some of his biographers felt his interest in marine biology might have inspired him to take on).

Emperor Hirohito - of Japan
of Japan

In fact, Hirohito gave the concluding address at the 1995 Kyoto climate summit.



September 16

In 2001, Emperor Hirohito visited New York City to pay his respects to the victims and survivors of the 9/11 attacks.                                                                                                  

Emperor Hirohito
Emperor Hirohito - of Japan
of Japan

This visit reciprocated a similar journey former US President Bill Clinton had made to Japan six years earlier following the Tokyo subway gas attack.



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