Path to the Female Emperor
You probably know Japan has Imperial Family.
Their Majesty Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako has a daughter, Princess Aiko, but she isn’t in the line of succession to the throne.
However, I would like Princess Aiko to be a female emperor of Japan. (technically speaking, an empress as a monarch.)
Of course, I revere Her Highness, but it is not the reason why I would like.
Nor is it because I think that she is more suitable for a monarch than anyone else.
This is because the imperial lineage will be cut off if things continue as they are.
This is one of the biggest reasons.
According to the current Imperial Household Law, only male descendants in the male line of imperial linage can become emperors of Japan.
At the moment, there is only one male in Imperial Family who is young, Prince Hisahito, so if this article is not amended, in another 30 years, there will be only one male left in Imperial Family.
At this rate, it is almost certain that an emperor will disappear from Japan in the near future. And if Prince Hisahito does not marry or is not blessed with a son, the imperial line will cease. In Japan, Imperial Family is now facing a crisis of extinction.
To be continued….
Written by Go (from Hyogo)
文責 兵庫県 ゴー