HIROHITO - EMPEROR

Created: 4/9/1982

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HIROHITO

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treated with5 the Emperor and

According to the Japanese Constitution, the Emperor, who heads the world's oldesthouse, is the symbol of the state and the unity of the people. Heusy schedule, receivingand other dignitaries, signing government documents, and attending public Although the Enperor no longer claims divinity, he is and affection by his people. In

Empress visited the United States, where extensive media coverage humanized the imperial couplo in the eyes of most Japanese. Upon returning to Japan, thethe first timeelevised press interview.

The Emperor is an internationally acknowledged expert in marine biology and has published nine books on that subject. Ho does not drink or smoke and is in good health for his age (he will bene enjoys hiking with the Empress and watchingJapanese sumo wrestling on television. The Emperor has some knowledge of French and reads some English. He prefers Western to Japanese food (he generally eats bacon and eggs for breakfast). The Emperor's personal name is never used in conversation.

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