Gov. James R. Thompson said Monday that he plans to attend the funeral of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito on Feb. 24 as a good-will gesture toward a nation with strong economic ties to Illinois. Thompson, when touring a Motorola Inc. factory in west suburban Schaumburg, told reporters that his attendance at the funeral would acknowledge the state’s appreciation of its trade with Japan.
Illinois Governor Going to Funeral of Hirohito
From United Press International