Underneath the pomp and protocol, Japan's first 'Modern Emperor' is a maverick in his own right

All across this young capital, red suns and red maple leafs could be seen fluttering in tandem as Canada prepared to play host to a man, an Emperor, from a dynasty that has been in existence nearly ten times longer than Canada.

Jeff Davis
Published: Wednesday, 07/08/2009 12:00 am EDT

All across this young capital, red suns and red maple leafs could be seen fluttering in tandem as Canada prepared to play host to a man, an Emperor, from a dynasty that has been in existence nearly ten times longer than Canada.

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