Everyone knows who Gen. Douglas MacArthur was. But Gen. Bonner Fellers? Not so much. So when actor Matthew Fox took on the role of Fellers in Emperor, which opened in limited release March 8, he figured the interpretation was up to him.
Only those of us who served in Japan in the 1950s might have shaken our heads after Thursday's frontpage photos in the New York Times that showed Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko consoling evacuees.