The Imperial House of Japan




royal houses around the world entered the next stage of the reform of the ancient institution of the monarchy. Recently we reported about the struggle for equal rights for the sexes in Britain and the attempt removal of the Queen of the Netherlands from the actual management of the country. The next step - Japan. In Japan conceived to abolish the old law deprives women of the royal house of the official status if they suddenly decide to marry a commoner. The Imperial House of Japan today has 23 members among them seven men. And because of the stronger sex five stepped over the 60-year mark. Members of the royal family are simply afraid that men will not be able to manage without the help of women's royal affairs. It is this fact pushes the royal house to reform. The impetus for the discussion of urgent changes in recent hospitalization served Emperor Akihito. Adoption of the law will have a direct impact on the fate of unmarried daughters of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko - Princesses Mako and Kako. And also the only daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako - Aiko. The latter, however, still too early to think about marriage, because she was only 9 years old. Succession to the throne is still preserved only through the male line. Five years ago, the younger brother of the Crown Prince's son, Prince hisahito. So male heir in the imperial race there.

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