- the designation of the period of the reign of Emperor Hirohito, begun in 1926.
[heer-oh-hee-toh; Japanese hee-raw-hee-taw]
- Showa, 1901–89, emperor of Japan 1926–89.
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- 1901–89, emperor of Japan 1926–89. In 1946 he became a constitutional monarch
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