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Essay 1616 on 帝 (emperor, sovereign; god) Is Up

Essay 1616 on 帝 (emperor, sovereign; god) is now up and available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out why some people call Japan にっぽん, how the mikado kept himself busy centuries ago when he had no power, and how to address the emperor properly if you ever meet! The essay also examines how the old Empire of Japan has influenced the country today, from traces of imperial words in the contemporary language to Japanese feelings about what happened in the past.



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