October 27, 2021
Japan’s Princess Mako Marries Commoner, Loses Royal Status
By Mari Yamaguchi
The couple will move together to New York to start a new life after facing intense scrutiny and criticism in Japan.
November 15, 2016
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
By Izuru Makihara
How might the Abe government address the sensitive issue of abdication?
August 08, 2016
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The ten-minute pre-recorded message was the second-ever televised address of the Emperor to the public.
July 15, 2016
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Emperor Akihito might want to abdicate, but other factors might prevent his wishes from coming to fruition.
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