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Herbert Bix Message Board 3/14/2005 1:48:50 PM
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Author Bix's Book Reviews

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Basing his work on newly released documents and Japanese sources, Bix strongly suggests in this 2000 publication that Hirohito took a much more active role in planning and pursuing the Pacific War than was hitherto supposed, but that his desire to hold onto the throne dovetailed with the plans of MacArthur, whose team worked hard to avoid having the emperor tried for war crimes. Currently a professor at Hitotsubashi University's Graduate School of Social...