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These links describe Hirohito, the emperor of Japan during World War II.

Encyclopedia Entry: Hirohito
Good, basic biography of the Japanese emperor during the war.

Excellent site includes a biography and several primary sources.

Hirohito's Speech Accepting Surrender
Read what the emperor had to say when he surrendered to the United States, ending World War II.

Student Biography of Hirohito
This story of the Japanese emperor was put together by students just like you!

Hirohito and the End of the War
Short focus on how the surrender affected the emperor's role in society.

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