Memoir by Ja­panese Em­peror Hiro­hito to be auc­tioned in NY

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NEW YORK — A memoir by Ja­panese Em­peror Hiro­hito (hee-roh-HEE'-toh) that of­fers his recol­lec­tions of World War II is pre­dicted to fetch be­tween $100,000 and $150,000 at an auc­tion in New York.

The 173-page doc­u­ment was dic­tated to sev­eral of his aides soon af­ter the end of the war. It was cre­ated at the re­quest of Gen. Dou­glas MacArthur, whose ad­min­is­tra­tion con­trolled Ja­pan at the time.

The memoir, also known as the im­pe­rial mono­logue, cov­ers events from the Ja­panese as­sas­si­na­tion of Manchurian war­lord Zhang Zuolin in 1928 to the em­peror's sur­ren­der broad­cast recorded on Aug. 14, 1945.

The doc­u­ment's con­tents caused a sensation when they were first pub­lished in Ja­pan in 1990, just af­ter the em­peror's death.

It's sched­uled to be auc­tioned at Bonhams on Wed­nes­day. (AP)

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