Japan's slide into war chronicled in Emperor Hirohito's memoir

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan’s Emperor Hirohito did not veto his advisers’ decision to declare war on the United States in 1941 because he feared triggering an internal conflict that would destroy his country, he said in an account dictated to an adviser. Memoirs from Emperor Hirohito, titled in Japanese "Emperor Showa's Monologue" transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari, will be auctioned at Bonhams Auction house in New York, is shown in this September 13, 2017 photo, provided December 5, 2017. Court...