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Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako, Nov 4, 1946
Imperial Plaza, where they appeared before the Japanese people.

After this day Hirohito was without power although he remained a symbol of Japan.
'[Hirohito] is a symbol which unites all Japanese. Destroy him and the nation will desintegrate.'

Declassified MacArthur to Joint Chiefs of Staff, War Department, Jan. 1946- Read it here.