Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
读书笔记 I. THE BOY, THE FAMILY, AND THE MEIJI LEGACIES
Above all koso koso (こうそこうそう 皇祖皇宗) expressed Hirohito's sense of himself as a ruler who had inherited the spiritual authority of his dead ancestors, and was more morally accountable to them than he was to his subjects, who after all were not the source of his authority but rather its objects. Acknowledging responsibility to his imperial ancestors rather than to his "subjects" would always be a significant feature of Hirohito's character.
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