Article abstract: Military significance: Hirohito failed to halt the aggressive militarism of his military ministers but did much to smooth Japan’s transition from militaristic empire to economic giant.
Hirohito was the eldest of four sons of the Taishō Emperor, Yoshihito (r. 1912-1926), and was raised in a manner befitting a modern monarch. He was educated at the Peers School and was privately tutored in the French language, Chinese and Japanese classics and history, world history, economics, and military affairs.
By temperament and interests a...
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