Hirohito, posthumously in Japan officially called Emperor Shōwa (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926 until his death in 1989. Although better known outside of Japan by his personal name Hirohito, in Japan he is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name Emperor Shōwa. The word Shōwa is the name ... more »
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''We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is unsufferable.''Hirohito, Emperor Of Japan (1901-1989), Japanese emperor. Quoted in A.J.P. Taylor, Listener (London, September 9, 1976). Following the dropping of...