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If or when Emperor Akihito abdicates, where should he and the empress live, what should their titles be, should they have any public duties and how should the expense of their retirement be covered?

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They have been held hostage by the state, state should pay for an extremely comfortable retirement. If or when? how about now! I don't what to know where they live it's their private business.

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The Imperial Palace compound is huge. Just allow them to live in one of the houses in the back or sides.

Or let them live wherever they want.

The emperor definitely deserves it having lived under the oppressive kunaicho all his life.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Pay the man. He's worked his whole life. US presidents get a lifetime pension and many other benefits just for working four years

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I propose "retired emperor and empress." How difficult was that?

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where should he and the empress live

Wherever they choose to.

what should their titles be

Wot querty sed

should they have any public duties

Look up 'retired' in the dictionary. No.

and how should the expense of their retirement be covered?

Swap budgets with the Crown Prince's household. No extra expense involved.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

After all the years devoted to the duty, these choices left to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, my opinion is the state should fund there retirement.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

They can crash at my place if they need to for a while.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

If or when Emperor Akihito abdicates, where should he and the empress live, If again? tsk

They should live in palace grounds of course, in a nice house they can call their own, with a car and driver for when they want to pop out, and golf buggies to get around the compound.

what should their titles be,

Regally Retired Emperor and Empress

should they have any public duties

No, of course not.That defeats the object.

and how should the expense of their retirement be covered?

Fully.They deserve a proper pension, poor folks and not one that's handed out to them by parsimonious IHA accountants. Expenses and daily living paid, and they get money and they do what they want with it.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Straight into respite. They will be called the Emperor Father and Mother if their offsprings became Emperor.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

When the Emperor is allowed to abdicate he should be free of public duties and be able to live where ever he wants. As for titles, what doe sit matter?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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