In the Realm of A Dying Emperor.

Field, Norma.

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He uncovers a Japan rarely seen by Westerners, as he reflects upon the death of the Emperor Hirohito who died in 1989. Japanese newspapers had to use a special exalted word to refer to his death and had to depict his life uncritically. But there were dissenters, including a supermarket owner who burnt the national flag, and the Mayor of Nagasaki who dared suggest that Hirohito bore some responsibility for WWII.


SKU: 9780679741893


Norma Field reveals the hidden fault lines in the realm of Emperor Hirohoto by telling the stories of three unlikely dissenters: a supermarket owner, an aging widow, and the mayor of Nagasaki.

Book Details

Author Field, Norma.
Format PB
Publisher Random House USA Inc
Imprint Vintage Books
Number of Pages 280
Publish Date 9/03/1993
Catalogue Sep18
Catalogue book number 23