Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Emperor Might Resign

It is an important day today. News agencies say Emperor Akihito considers abdication in favour of his son, Crown Prince Naruhito.

Some would say the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, and her cabinet, is more important. I do not agree.

It is without precedent in the modern history of Japan that the Emperor resigns. As far as I know from history, it is also without precedent that the Emperor resigns voluntarily.

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