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Emperor to 'commute' to palace from current residence for a while

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At least they won't have to take the rush hour subway.

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commute

He wouldn't understand the meaning.

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So why not work from home then?

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So why not work from home then?

I hear he's on flex time.

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Whenever the old Emperor traveled from his Kyoto palace to Kyoto Station, roads were closed and about 300 police lined the streets for the 5 or so km. That and helicopters and undercover security, the cost must be tremendous.

Cheaper to build a secret underground tunnel.

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Why not just swap residences? Clearly they both regard their current homes fit for habitation.

Why are the renovations required?

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I've walked from prince's palace to his father's palace. It was a nice stroll.

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InspectorGadget wrote:

Why not just swap residences? Clearly they both regard their current homes fit for habitation.

Why are the renovations required?

Did you read the article at all? I realize that it was the last paragraph, but the explanation is there. So you won't miss it again, I've copied the relevant paragraph below.

From the article:

The retired emperor and empress, meanwhile, will eventually settle in the crown prince's home that will be renamed as the Sento imperial residence. It will be renovated with more barrier-free structures.

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The costs of the "commute" will he horrendous, not just to the Tax Payer....

We will see roads closed off, lots of Police everywhere and traffic diverted ... so if you're in a Taxi getting from A to B, at that time, the cost will probably double or triple.

It would be nice, if we could be forewarned of such transportation issues (via an App ?), so as to avoid taking the "expensive route" of catching a Cab and going nowhere fast.

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