Taking place on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima between February 19 and March 26, 1945, the Battle of Iwo Jima was a turning point in the war between the United States and Japan. U.S. Marines engaged in fierce fighting as they attempted to seize the island’s strategically vital airfields.
The history of the Japanese emperor is a long and storied one, dating back over a thousand years. The institution of the emperor, known as the “Tennō” in Japanese, is one of the oldest continuous hereditary monarchies in the world. According to legend, Japan’s first emperor, Emperor Jimmu, ascended to