JAPAN: Such a Small Thing

In 1333 an obscure, ambitious general deserted the once potent Hoji family of military tyrants and threw his army on the side of the exiled Emperor Go Daigo. The Emperor's side won. Having set Go Daigo, descendant of the Sun Goddess, back on his throne in Kyoto, Takauji Ashikaga lost no time in pulling himself up by the sacred boot straps of the Emperor. As the Emperor's most trusted adviser he hoped to become Shogun. When Go Daigo appointed his son instead, Takauji, furious but resourceful, persuaded the Emperor that his son...

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