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  1. Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan

    Manga Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan

    The final volume in the Eisner-nominated history of Japan; one of NPR's Best Books of 2014 "Showa 1953 1989: A History of Japan" concludes Shigeru Mizuki's dazzling autobiographical and historical account of Showa-period Japan, a portrait both intimate and ranging of a defining epoch. The final...
  2. Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan

    Manga Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan

    A sweeping yet intimate portrait of the legacy of World War II in Japan "Showa 1944 1953: A History of Japan" continues the award-winning author Shigeru Mizuki's autobiographical and historical account of the Showa period in Japan. This volume recounts the events of the final years of the...
  3. Showa 1939-1944: A History of Japan

    Manga Showa 1939-1944: A History of Japan

    A master cartoonist and war vet details Japan's involvement in World War II "Showa 1939" "1944: A History of Japan" continues the award-winning author Shigeru Mizuki's autobiographical and historical account of Showa-era Japan. This volume covers the final moments of the lead-up to World War II...
  4. Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan

    Manga Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan

    A fascinating period in Japanese history explored by a master of manga Showa 1926–1939: A History of Japan is the first volume of Shigeru Mizuki's meticulously researched historical portrait of twentieth-century Japan. This volume deals with the period leading up to World War II, a time of high...
  5. Showa Memorial Park (Showa Kinen Park) Flower Festival (360 8K video)

    Travel Showa Memorial Park (Showa Kinen Park) Flower Festival (360 8K video)

    Showa Kinen Park (昭和記念公園) in Tachikawa is well-known for its stunning flowers all year. A visit in the spring allows you to enjoy its vast tulip garden, which contains approximately 250,000 tulips of 284 varieties. Any of the flower beds include rushing streams, adding to the allure of the...
  6. Emperor Hirohito

    Biographies Emperor Hirohito

    Emperor Hirohito (裕仁) was born in Tōkyō on 29 April 1901 and died there on 7 January 1989. He was the 124th tennō (天皇 ) and ruled from 1926 to 1989. His posthumous name is Shōwa-tennō (昭和天皇), Shōwa (昭和) being the name of his era ("enlightened peace"). Early life He was born at the Aoyama Palace...
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