A senior government official, saying that any discussion of expanding the number of successors to the Chrysanthemum Throne, including proposals to open the way for a woman to become emperor, is off the table for now.© Asahi Shimbun
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If the panel goes into it, it will inevitably have to discuss the issues of allowing women and males of the female line to become the emperor. Such issues will be too heavy to tackle at this stage.
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