British Views of the Japanese Emperor
During the Second World War how did Great Britain, itself a monarchy, view the Japanese emperor? Did a debate akin to what took place in the United States over the future of the emperor and the emperor system also trouble British authorities? Before addressing these questions, let me touch briefly on an interesting episode which shows the differences in outlook on Japan and the Pacific War held by Prime Minister Churchill and the former ambassador to Japan, Sir Robert Leslie Craigie.
KeywordsBritish Government Pearl Harbor Imperial Institution Constitutional Monarchy Communist Movement
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