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are you need Hey was eight years old in the final days of World War two memories of that time have shaped her life as the war years ended and the new emperor came to power in nineteen eighty nine emperor Akihito inherited the throne from his father Hirohito , the war was fought in his father's name and a key to %HESITATION has spent much of his time shooting the wounds of the war , she remembers the Tokyo fire bombings in nineteen forty five which claimed the lives of over one hundred thousand people she survived it her three year old sister did not she also remembers when in two thousand five I'll keep doing his wife visited Saipan they pay respects at memorials not only for the Japanese but for American and Korean casualties as well so I'm not ten or not the seems truly remorseful for this since his father had committed and that was really moving for me on April thirtieth a key to will become Japan's first emperor to abdicate in nearly two centuries bring an end to the Heisei era he was also the first emperor who wasn't considered divine and often urged Japan to remember the suffering of the war it's a message that hasn't been lost on me Hey now eighty two she spends her time speaking about the horrors of war two young Japanese who've grown up in peace says selective hearing I guess children today you don't know anything about war and that's wonderful but if they don't know about how Japan for two bowls some seventy years ago we might fully the wrong path again , but for the younger generation aqui does rule leaves a different mark simply Hank I think Hayes a was an era of a loss of dramatic changes such as a rapid increase of foreigners and technological progress nineteen year old Yuri horrida has no nothing but the Heisei era when asked to define it she mentioned nothing about war , but he does message about remembering its pain will carry on his son crown prince Naruhito will assume the throne on may first he's expected to continue his father's legacy