|If you try to understand contemporary Japanese society and the minds of the people, you may find out how deeply the emperor system has affected its construction as the core of the myth of Japan. In his recent biography "Hirohito", Howard P. Bix challenges the myth of the emperor who was raised as a living god. Bix was the recipient of this year's Pulitzer Prize for this compelling book that delves into the life of the emperor who ruled Japan during World War II. What was the author's challenge? How was Hirohito reviewed in the US media?