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    Emperor Hirohito Document Signed. One large page, 18" x 12.5", Japan; June 22, 1931. A formal document, written in Japanese calligraphic script. Folded.

    Hirohito became emperor in 1926, upon his father's death. His early reign saw the growth of military power among government officials, but he also had to deal with the country's eminent financial crisis. A year after this document was signed, Hirohito was almost assassinated when an activist nearly killed him with a hand grenade. He led Japan through the Second Sino-Japanese War and ultimately allied with Germany and Italy during World War II. After Japan's surrender following the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hirohito controversially was not put on trial for war crimes committed.

    Condition: Moderate toning throughout and light foxing. Folded at the center, with creasing. There are eight punch holes at the center fold. Some spots of light soiling.

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