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In the Realm of a Dying Emperor - Norma Field
In the Realm of a Dying Emperor
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When the Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, Japanese newspapers could not call his death a death, nor could they refer to him by his proper name. To do so would have exposed them to terrorism from the vigilante right wing. But this insightful book by a Japanese-American scholar reveals the hidden... show more
When the Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, Japanese newspapers could not call his death a death, nor could they refer to him by his proper name. To do so would have exposed them to terrorism from the vigilante right wing. But this insightful book by a Japanese-American scholar reveals the hidden fault lines in the realm of the dying emperor.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679741893 (0679741895)
ASIN: 679741895
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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This book shook some parts of me, and I could not help but wondering what so far has changed in Japan in the last 20 years since the book was written in the late 1980s. 20 years of economic stagnation, yet also 20 years of further distance with the past, and 20 years into the overwhelming modernity....
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