The Emperor's New Clothes: American Views of Hirohito after World War II

  title={The Emperor's New Clothes: American Views of Hirohito after World War II},
  author={Henry William Brands},
  journal={The Historian},
  pages={1 - 28}
On September 18, 1945, Georgia Senator Richard Russell delivered an address on U.S. policy toward Emperor Hirohito under the newly begun occupation of Japan. Russell called the emperor the “head and heart” of Japanese expansionism, blasted the Truman White House for its reluctance to imprison or execute Hirohito, and advocated immediate war crimes proceedings against the emperor. Russell’s was no lone voice; in response to his speech, the Senate introduced, by unanimous consent, a resolution… Expand
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  • Dilemma in Japan
  • 1945
At Long Last, Hirohito Begins to Enjoy Life
  • New York Times
Chicago Defender
    Erstatz Democracy for Japan
    • Amerasia
    National Archives, Department of State memorandum, RG 59
    • Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcast
    Reel 7, SWNCC Papers, RG 59, NA. Australian views of the emperor are developed more completely in Takeda