Law proposed to change Japanese Imperial succession

November 21, 2019

According to Royal Central:

…a new proposal by the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan…propose[s] to let some ex-imperial family members back into the family.

The [current] law states that only legitimate male descendants in the male line can be heir to the throne and that the Emperor and other members of the imperial family may not adopt children.

A group from LDP has now proposed enabling unmarried male members of the former branches to join the imperial family through adoption or marriage, if they want to. The[y]…want to…bring back members from no more than 11 branches that left the imperial family in 1947.

To read the entire article on the Royal Central, please click here.

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