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A Visit From the Emperor of Japan » Richard Nixon Foundation
On September 26, 1971, Hirohito, the emperor of Japan, touched down in Anchorage, Alaska, where President Nixon was waiting to greet him. The meeting was brief, as the emperor was Europe-bound: his plane landed at 10 pm and took off again at 11:40. Nevertheless, it was a momentous occasion as Hirohito had now become, in …