An Open Letter to the Emperor (April 24, 2019)

Adam Jonas Horowitz, an American from New Mexico, published an open letter in Counterpunch on April 24, 2019 just before the retirement of Emperor Akihito, the son of Emperor Hirohito, the Emperor of Japan during WWII.  In his letter, he requested that Emperor Akihito should apologize before retiring at the end of that month. He said that apologizing in this case is not losing face, but is in fact the opposite.  It is saving face, and providing an example of responsibility, grace, and courage that will provide peace for not only the victims of the Pacific War, but for the entire world.” Click here to read his entire letter.

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