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Emperor Hirohito at the National Museum of Natural History, by Connolly, Vincent P, 1975, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 96-922.

October 2, 1975

Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits the National Museum of Natural History while he and Empress Nagako are in Washington on a tour of the United States. The Emperor, who is a marine biologist, conducts laboratory studies of a variety of marine specimens while at the Museum.More

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