A country in termoil; Who will inherit the Chrysanteum throne and become the next emperor of Japan?

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in History of Japan, News, Stories about Japan |

The Emperor will turn 80 late this year. Next January will mark a quarter century since his accession to the Chrysanthemum throne. The Emperor was enthroned as “the symbol of the State” under the current Constitution, becoming the first head of the Imperial family in its 1,300-year history to assume that position from the beginning of his reign. The Emperor has since joined hands with his wife the Empress, who is 78, in exploring the proper status of a national symbol in a...

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