As the abdication of Emperor Akihito (b. 1933; r. 1989-2019) approaches and Japan’s imperial house is in the news, [&h
Author Archives for Kenneth Ruoff
Kenneth Ruoff is professor of History and director of the Center for Japanese Studies at Portland State University. The Japanese translation of his first book, The People's Emperor, was awarded Japan’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize in 2003.