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    Emperor Hirohito Letter Signed in Japanese "Hirohito" in Japanese script. Two pages, 13" x 9.25", Tokyo, 1926, a Letter of State, announcing the death of his Father, Yoshihito, and his own accession to the throne, ink. Emperor of Japan, Hirohito 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. In full, the letter reads, "H I R O H I T O, By the Grace of God, Emperor of Japan placed on the Imperial Throne eternally held by the same Dynasty from the most ancient times, To His Excellency Dr. Hermando Siles, Mr. President of the Republic of Bolivia, Our Great and Distinguished Friend. Great and Distinguished Friend, Your Excellency would have had already received Our letter dated last February twenty-eight, informing him of the deep loss We have sustained of His Majesty the late Emperor, Our dearest and most revered Father, and announcing to You at the same time Our accession to the Imperial Throne. On this occasion, and with a very great desire to maintain with no interruption or easing off the relationship of a sincere friendship so fortunately uniting Our two Countries for such a longtime, We hasten to renew and confirm the Credentials from His Majesty the late Emperor accrediting Nobumichi Sakenobe, Jushii, decorated to the third class of Our Imperial Order of the Sacred-Treasure, as His Extraordinaire Envoy and Plenipotentiary Minister to the Republic of Bolivia Government. Convinced that Nobumichi Sakenobe would have known how to gain approval from Your Excellency through efforts that he must have had put forward in every occasion to increase and tighten the good relationship existing between Japan and Bolivia. We beg

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