Koichi Yokota, professor emeritus of the Constitution at Kyushu University. Some scholars have voiced concerns about potential violations of stipulations in the Constitution on popular sovereignty and separating state and religion, when the emperor is enthroned on Oct 22.© Asahi Shimbun
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The 'takamikura' (throne) and the Imperial Regalia are based on mythology, and they will be used to demonstrate the legitimacy of the emperor as a descendent of the god. This violates Article 1 of the Constitution, which stipulates that the emperor derives his position from the will of the people.
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