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Hirohito, Emperor Showa of Japan

(1901-1989), Emperor of Japan

Sitter in 2 portraits
Hirohito was the 124th Emperor of Japan who reigned for over sixty-two years. In the west he was known by his first name Hirohito which means “abundant benevolence”. He became Regent in 1921, and undertook a six-month tour to Europe that year. During Hirohito's regency, a number of important events occurred including the General Election Law being passed giving all men above the age of 25 the right to vote.

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Hirohito, Emperor Showa of Japan, by Vandyk - NPG x130800

Hirohito, Emperor Showa of Japan

by Vandyk
10 x 12 inch glass plate negative, 11 May 1921
NPG x130800


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