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'Hirohito Centennial' by Guest Historian Chris Oakley
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.
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).
In fact, Hirohito gave the concluding address at the 1995 Kyoto climate summit.