Foreign News: The Frozen Heart

The tired, bespectacled little man whom the Japanese regard as the Son of Heaven emerged from his walled and moated palace for the first time since the conquerors had landed in his country. He wore a cutaway, striped trousers, a wing collar, a top hat. He climbed into an old but immaculate Daimler. His Imperial Grand Chamberlain sat reverently facing him on a jump seat.

Convoyed by a small motorcade, Emperor Hirohito's car moved through the streets of Tokyo. At the gates of the U.S. Embassy, U.S. guards presented arms. Two U.S. officers escorted...

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