Book Reviews of Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne

Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne
Princess Masako Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne
Author: Ben Hills
ISBN-13: 9781585425686
ISBN-10: 1585425680
Publication Date: 12/28/2006
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Tarcher
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
I ordered this book after reading in the local paper that the book had been prevented from being published in Japan. It seems that the author had refused to remove certain offensive (to the Kunaicho, I think--Read the book and you'll know who *they* are!) statements. There is a great deal of secrecy surrounding the Imperial family, who are certainly not free to do *anything* they want and one cannot help but feel very sorry for them, especially Masako and Michiko, her mother-in-law, both of whom were "born free" as commoners.