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March 7, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Emotions have been running high at screenings of the historical drama "Emperor. " The Japanese American coproduction, which opens Friday, revolves around the dilemma Gen. Douglas MacArthur faced as he tried to restore order in post-World War II Japan: Should the country's divine leader, Emperor Hirohito, stand trial and face certain death on war crimes charges? When the producers screened "Emperor" recently in Japan, producer Gary Foster said, many men were in tears as they left the theater.
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March 7, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Emotions have been running high at screenings of the historical drama "Emperor. " The Japanese American coproduction, which opens Friday, revolves around the dilemma Gen. Douglas MacArthur faced as he tried to restore order in post-World War II Japan: Should the country's divine leader, Emperor Hirohito, stand trial and face certain death on war crimes charges? When the producers screened "Emperor" recently in Japan, producer Gary Foster said, many men were in tears as they left the theater.
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NEWS
April 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Empress Dowager Nagako, Emperor Hirohito's widow, visited her husband's tomb for the first time Wednesday in her first trip outside the Imperial Palace in nearly seven months, a palace official said. The 86-year-old empress dowager rode in a passenger car from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to Hirohito's hillside mausoleum in Hachioji about 30 miles away. She walked several yards to the tomb with the help of an aide. Emperor Hirohito died of cancer Jan. 7 at age 87. His widow did not attend the ceremonies because of ill health.
WORLD
October 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Police have apprehended a Western man who went skinny-dipping in a moat ringing the Imperial Palace in a busy Tokyo business district, attracting a huge crowd. The naked middle-aged man jumped into the moat, then threw rocks and splashed water at two police officers who chased him in a rowboat, a police official said. The official did not know the man's name or nationality. Public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News agency said the man is believed to be a 40-year-old Briton living in Spain who visited the moat with several Spanish friends.
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January 3, 1987 | United Press International
Emperor Hirohito, the world's longest-reigning monarch, greeted more than 70,000 flag-waving subjects from behind bulletproof glass Friday in an annual New Year's appearance at the Imperial Palace. The 85-year-old monarch, looking hale, smiled and bade the well-wishers a happy new year.
NEWS
October 9, 1986 | United Press International
Prince Philip of Britain had lunch Wednesday with Emperor Hirohito at the Imperial Palace, the Imperial Household Agency said. Philip arrived Tuesday for a five-day visit en route to Peking where he will join Queen Elizabeth II in her tour of China.
NEWS
October 12, 1988
Ailing Emperor Hirohito's jaundice, a symptom of liver failure, has significantly worsened, according to Japanese press reports. However, the official palace spokesman said that the emperor's condition was stable. The Kyodo news service and major newspapers, though, quoted sources in the Imperial Palace who said that signs of jaundice have doubled, indicating an increase in the intestinal inflammation that set off Hirohito's health crisis Sept. 19.
NEWS
September 21, 1988 | Associated Press
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Imperial Palace today to pray for the health of Emperor Hirohito, and the government said Crown Prince Akihito soon would take over his father's official duties. Hirohito's chief doctor said the 87-year-old monarch's condition "clearly stabilized" today after an intestinal hemorrhage caused the emperor to vomit blood, but he wasn't sure that the bleeding had stopped.
TRAVEL
July 30, 1995
China will spend $48 million cleaning the moat around the imperial palace in Beijing, evicting squatters from the banks and planting lotus flowers in its waters. According to Reuters news service, a Chinese news agency reported that the moat encircling the golden-roofed palace halls in the heart of Beijing has become a smelly sewer where residents of the crowded city dump waste.
WORLD
October 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Police have apprehended a Western man who went skinny-dipping in a moat ringing the Imperial Palace in a busy Tokyo business district, attracting a huge crowd. The naked middle-aged man jumped into the moat, then threw rocks and splashed water at two police officers who chased him in a rowboat, a police official said. The official did not know the man's name or nationality. Public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News agency said the man is believed to be a 40-year-old Briton living in Spain who visited the moat with several Spanish friends.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2005 | From Reuters
Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino operator, said Monday that it planned to acquire the faded Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for $370 million, aiming to further raise its profile in the gambling mecca. The pagoda-style Imperial Palace, with a 52,000-square-foot casino and 2,640-room hotel, occupies 18.5 acres on the Las Vegas Strip between Harrah's Las Vegas and Flamingo, across from Caesars Palace.
NEWS
August 28, 2003 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
"What happens here, stays here" is part of the Las Vegas Strip's sexy new advertising campaign. I figured it also meant you could bet on this most bizarre of political seasons in neighboring California. I wanted to make a clean wager: the recall to win, and Democrat Cruz Bustamante to become California's next governor. I was hoping to get 3-1 odds, and I didn't want to wager online, giving out my credit card to one of those sketchy-seeming, offshore Internet bookmakers.
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February 6, 2000 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only hours before the grand opening of an unprecedented exhibit of treasures from China's Imperial Palace at the Bowers Museum, work crews struggled to remove several large heavy wooden crates. The smell of sawdust lingered over the mess strewn throughout the Santa Ana cultural center, where a replica of the gate to the Forbidden City remained shrouded in masking tape and packing material.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2000
MOVIES Leonardo DiCaprio stars in "The Beach" as a restless American backpacker visiting Thailand. He's intrigued by a stranger's mumblings about a legendary secret island, a paradise on earth. With Robert Carlyle, Virginie Ledoyen and Guillaume Canet. Opens Friday. * "The Tigger Movie" is an all-new Tigger feature with five new songs by Richard and Robert Sherman that finds our cuddly friends preparing a winter home for the dismal donkey Eeyore.
TRAVEL
July 30, 1995
China will spend $48 million cleaning the moat around the imperial palace in Beijing, evicting squatters from the banks and planting lotus flowers in its waters. According to Reuters news service, a Chinese news agency reported that the moat encircling the golden-roofed palace halls in the heart of Beijing has become a smelly sewer where residents of the crowded city dump waste.
NEWS
May 3, 1989 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
Despite having been stripped of much of his holdings after World War II, Japan's late Emperor Hirohito has left his family $15.4 million in stocks and savings accounts, according to news reports. Hirohito never wrote a will, but his aides have come up with a plan to divide his estate between his widow, the Empress Dowager Nagako, and his eldest son and the new emperor, Akihito, according to the reports. Hirohito's estate would have been worth billions more if reforms imposed on Japan after the war by Allied occupation authorities had not forced him to relinquish holdings, including the Imperial Palace and several imperial villas, to the state.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1985
A miniature Imperial Palace exhibit that appeared at the Japan Expo in Tokyo in 1896--complete with dolls resembling Emperor Meiji, the royal family and the Imperial guards--is among the rarest collector's items featured at Bea DeArmond's Doll & Toy Museum in Anaheim.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Empress Dowager Nagako, Emperor Hirohito's widow, visited her husband's tomb for the first time Wednesday in her first trip outside the Imperial Palace in nearly seven months, a palace official said. The 86-year-old empress dowager rode in a passenger car from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to Hirohito's hillside mausoleum in Hachioji about 30 miles away. She walked several yards to the tomb with the help of an aide. Emperor Hirohito died of cancer Jan. 7 at age 87. His widow did not attend the ceremonies because of ill health.
NEWS
October 13, 1988
Emperor Hirohito, who has been bedridden with intestinal hemorrhaging for three weeks, has grown weaker as his anemia and jaundice worsen, Imperial Palace officials said. Doctors gave the 87-year-old emperor more blood in an attempt to reduce the anemia, palace spokesman Kenji Maeda said. But officials said Hirohito's strength was declining because doctors are unable to supply enough nutrients through intravenous feeding.
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