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The Japanese Imperial family may be expanded by law

The Japanese Imperial family may be expanded and this by a new law, not by newborn royals or marriage. This was first reported by “The Japan Times” following a new proposal by the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. They propose to let some ex-imperial family members back into the family. A conservative group within the Liberal Democratic Party has submitted a proposal to Prime…
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Emperor of Japan plans for low-key abdication

On the 30th of April 2019, Crown Prince Naruhito will become the next Emperor of Japan. In an event that has not been seen for two centuries the current Emperor, Akihito, will formally relinquish his position on the Japanese throne and will retreat from public life into what…
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Emperor Akihito one step closer to abdication

It has been nearly a year since Emperor Akihito appeared on Japanese national television — a rare and auspicious event at the best of times — to announce his wish to abdicate the throne and leave imperial duties to his younger and more able-bodied son, Crown Prince Naruhito. Now, the Japanese National Diet is on the cusp of signing into law the bill that could make this possible. The…
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