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This is so fascinating. We are witnessing an event, an abdication of a living emperor, that happened more than 200 years ago last time. So nobody today has seen it. They must be following written documents about all these rituals.

It started with the emperor reporting to his ancestors and gods about the coming abdication event. It will be followed by reporting to the first emperor Jimmu and then to Amaterasu, the sun goddess, in Ise Shrine.

It's very, very interesting.

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Why do we know next to zero about them or their handlers?

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For Emperor and Empress of Modern Japan, I personally have the respect, honor and trust they serve this country with great humility, humbleness and humane ideology. May they have a long lives moreover.

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According to the consultancy firm Brand Finance (2017), the British Queen and Co. contributed to the UK economy around £1.8 bn a year through tourism and trade.

Still a bunch of parasites, though.

That said, I admire the Emperor and wish him a relaxing retirement.

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I bet he can't wait to slip into a pair of fleecy sweats and kick back. I hope he lives another twenty five years with good physical and mental health, and that he enjoys the freedom of every minute of it.

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And utterly shameful waste of taxpayer money

Vince Black, I mind you that royal families around the world can contribute a large sum of money to their countries. According to the consultancy firm Brand Finance (2017), the British Queen and Co. contributed to the UK economy around £1.8 bn a year through tourism and trade.

Even though you might not be interested in fairytales, many others could not help but peep inside this world.

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And utterly shameful waste of taxpayer money

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