Emperor Akihito’s wish to transfer the crown and the need for a national discussion

Author: Hiroko Maeda

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Emperor Akihito was the first Emperor who took his position as a normal person, and he has devoted himself to fulfilling his duties. The majority of the Japanese public understand his desire to transfer the crown, but new legislation regarding the Imperial Family will be necessary if the government decides to grant the Emperor’s wishes.

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