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Japan and the Son of Heaven
Japan and the Son of Heaven
By Willard Price
Duell, 1945, 231 pp

Mr. Price portrays the Japanese Emperor both as a rather pathetic individual and as the object of a sedulously cultivated myth of divinity. He describes the process by which this political superstition was created and inculcated in relatively recent times in order to bulwark the power of the Japanese ruling caste.