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American Book 344719 Princess Masako
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The tragic true story of Japans Crown Princess-with a new afterword by the author. Its the fantasy of many young women: marry a handsome prince move into a luxurious palace and live happily ever after. But thats not how it turned out for Masako Owada. Ben Hillss fascinating portrait of Princess Masako and the Chrysanthemum Throne draws on research in Tokyo and rural Japan at Oxford and Harvard and from more than sixty interviews with Japanese American British and Australian sources-many of whom have never spoken publicly before-shedding light on the royal familys darkest secrets secrets that can never be openly discussed in Japan because of the reverence in which the emperor and his family are held. But most of all this is a story about a love affair that went tragically wrong. The paperback edition will contain a new afterword by the author discussing the impact this book had in Japan where it was banned. Author: Hills Ben. Publisher: J P Tarcher. Pages: 306. Dimensions: 9.1" x 1" x 6".
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Ben Hills is an award-winning Australian journalist. In 1969 he was hired as an investigative reporter for The Age. He also worked for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1991 he won the Walkley Award for investigative reporting. His books include Blue Murder, Japan Behind the Lines, and Princess Misako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne.

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