Kenneth Ruoff, head of the Center of Japanese Studies at Portland State University, of the laws on abdication. Given that Prince Hisahito is the only male of his generation and women in the imperial family leave it upon marriage, long-term male succession remains far from assured. Proposed solutions include allowing women to remain and set up branch families, but debate has languished. (Reuters)© Japan Today
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There's only two ways to continue an all-male line. One is to have concubines, which I don't think the people of Japan would accept ... The other would be to have lots of collateral families, which wo
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