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Princess Aiko holds first solo news conference

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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I'm very impressed by how relaxed and informal the press conference seems to have been.

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If only the emperor had a male heir to succeed him.

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Seems she needs to become "productive" soon for the royal line to continue.

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I wish her the best. Born into a very difficult situation, forced to wear 1950s clothing with pearls more suited to another age.

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She looked very professional. I hope she continues. More power to her.

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I was both surprised and impressed about how well she came across after the press have lambasted her for 10+ years. Good luck to her.

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Put her in the succession line. Princess Aiko deserves throne on logical and historical ground.

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Why bother having a conference? She's going to be chucked out of the family and made a commoner once she gets married.

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If only the emperor had a male heir to succeed him.

He does. His name is Prince Hisahito of Akishino.

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She should be next in line and be Empress Aiko

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awomde

She should be next in line and be Empress Aiko

A recent poll shows that majority of Japanese people support the idea of female throne.

According to the NHK poll, 87% support it and only 12% oppose it.

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Good !

I hope she becomes Empress of Japan.

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Her grandfather and father never hurt anyone and have acted with great integrity. They had no choice in the family they were born into, but accepted their role with sincerity.

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Must be a typo because there's no such thing as female emperors.

Empress is what they are called.

Everytime they mention Hirohito 124th emperor i feel sad about what happened during the showa era .

Why it's necessary to mention Hirohito and the Ukraine crisis in the same article is not a welcome reminder of war crimes.

Sorry but it's really not appropriate .

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Quoting her father's birthday remark in February, Aiko said she hoped exchanges between people will overcome national and regional borders and lead to a peaceful world where people tolerate differences.

hope she's not holding her breath....

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According to the NHK poll, 87% support it and only 12% oppose it.

But the 12% opposed are all the old men who make the decisions.

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