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Chimp meets Hirohito, 1962

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 1, 2020

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Tokyo, March, 1962: Jo, a chimpanzee from Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, is all dressed up in a cowboy suit — complete with six-shooter — for his meeting with Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako. At left are an unidentified trainer and zoo director Tadamichi Koga. The emperor and empress were helping the zoo celebrate its 80th anniversary.