DescriptionEmperor of Japan Hirohito Signs a Gorgeous Diplomatic Letter to the New President of Bolivia, Enrique Penaranda Emperor of Japan, Hirohito (1901-1989) acceded in 1926 and his reign was marked by rapid militarization and aggressive wars against China and the United States. World War II ended with the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 1946, he renounced his divinity in favor of a democratic constitutional monarchy. Document signed, two pages, November 21st, Tokyo. The document shows clear, large symbols and a wonderful dark signature. It reads, in part, "...To His Excellency Mr. Enrique Penaranda... it is with great pleasure that we have received... to inform us that after being elected Constitutional President of the Republic of Bolivia... sending to His Excellency our congratulations at the occasion of His taking office, we are convinced that the good ties existing between our Two Countries will be even closer..." Countersigned by Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1998 similar letters fetched around $50,000 at auction. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.
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