JAPAN: Tears

Domei described the scene at which Emperor Hirohito decided to surrender to the Allies: "On the personal initiative of His Majesty, an historical conference was held before the Throne at the Imperial Palace. . . . The conference was attended by Premier Baron Kantaro Suzuki and all other ministers. . . .

"After all stated their opinion, His Majesty was graciously pleased to make the final decision, stating that . . . whatever the future may bring in regard to his personal safety he should not like to see any more of his subjects killed and the country reduced to...

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