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Norma Field reads from and discusses the book "In the Realm of a Dying Emperor"

BROADCAST: Jan. 22, 1992 | DURATION: 00:51:03


"In the Realm of a Dying Emperor: A Portrait of Japan at Century's End," is Norma Field's story of dissenters against Emperor Hirohito. There's the story of Mr. Chibana, a supermarket owner, who was arrested for burning the flag of the Rising Sun because he learned of the mass suicides by the people of Okinawa. There were also some that believed Emperor bore some responsibility for WWII when being told it was imperative to fight the sacred war.