End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Emperor meets MacArthur

    27 September. In the first of ten such visits, Emperor Hirohito makes a formal visit to the U.S. embassy in Tokyo and is received there by General MacArthur. At one of these meetings the Emperor raises the issue of him being charged for war crimes. In the event, MacArthur decides that Hirohito should not be charged, a decision heavily criticized by some.

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    Hirohito in November 1945