Japanese Imperial Succession

January 25, 2018

According to The Star Online:

EMPEROR Akihito, who has spent nearly three decades on Japan’s throne, will step down on April 30, 2019 – the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries.

When Crown Prince Naruhito is enthroned in May 2019, there will be only three male members of the imperial family eligible for imperial succession…

To preserve imperial succession through the male line, there is also the idea of restoring membership in the imperial family to the men…who lost their imperial status after the end of World War II, but it may be difficult to gain public support for this.

To read the entire article in The Star Online, please click here.

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