Japan isin the Pacific Ocean, consisting of approx. 6,800 islands. Eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons and floods occur on a day-to-day basis.From 660BC to this day, Japan adopts kingship and royalty as its model of governance.In 1926, the country chose Emperor Hirohito, then aged 25, as its 124th king.
On September 1, 1939, World War II began and involved over 100 million armed forces in mortal combat.
Germany’s Hitler and Italy’s Mussolini plotted to align with Japan to capture most of the world countries including the USA.
The USA: World War I, which began in 1914, lasted for a period of 4 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day.The Great Depression set in 1929. It continued till the year 1939 and more than 20,000 banks went dry.
On one side were the Allied Forces: England, France, the USSR, the USA, Chinaetc- 19 countries in all.The Germany-ledAxis Forces: Italy, Japanetc- adding up to 6 countries.In Japan, a committee was constituted in WW II, called, “The Big Six”. The Japan in a coordinated naval and air attack, Japanese forces bombed the principal Hawaiian port, Pearl Harbour.Within minutes, 188 fighter planes were completely destroyedand 2335 US soldiers were killed. Colonel Paul Tibbets, US Air Force was assigned to fly on that day and took off inBoeing B-29 Superfortress fighter jet.The fighter jet reached the targetedLat 34° 23’ 7’N&Lon 132° 27’ 18” E.
It was August 6, 1945 “Little Boy”.This wasthe horrific atomic bomb that descended to crash and explode with a huge bang, causing a gigantic ball of flame and atomic dust that engulfed the sleepy town of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.150,000 innocent Japanese civilians were horribly vapourised and killed.
Emperor Hirohito: Japan’s supreme, Emperor Hirohito was shell-shocked at the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
The US government had a direct talk with Emperor Hirohito, asking the “B-6” to order to surrender. Though the “Big Six” Committee was unwilling, the emperor used his protocol and authority to initiate Japan’s surrender, to prevent further human casualties.
Thus, on September 2, 1945 – after a period of six years and a day – World War II came to an end.USA and the USSR were engaged in what is now known as the Cold War.The Emperor Akihito, citing age as a reason, handed the imperial responsibility and the royal sceptre over to his son and heir-apparent, Prince Naruhito, the very next day.

Book of Virtue, Chapter 39, Divine Glory

Kural 388, English translation by G.U. Pope:That king, will be esteemed a God among men, who performs his own duties, and protects his subject.