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Ethiomonarchist

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Recently the primary concern regarding the Imperial family of Japan was the lack of a male heir, and the prospect of having to change the succession law to allow women to inherit the Imperial throne.  With the birth of a male heir to the Emperor's second son, that issue has faded.  Now however, the Japanese are concerned about the possibility that they will run out of princesses.

According to the current rules, when a Princess marries outside of the family, she loses her title and rank and becomes a commoner, and thus leaves the Imperial family.  Currently Japan has 7 unmarried princesses, and all are now adults except for Crown Prince Naruhito's daughter Princess Aiko who is 14 and approaching adulthood.  It is to be expected that one by one the Princesses will marry and soon there will be none to perform the tasks expected of women of Imperial rank.  The government is now studying the idea of allowing Princesses to retain their titles and rank after marriage and to head branches of the Imperial Dynasty.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/12/31/national/government-set-expert-panel-deal-decease-female-imperial-family-members#.Vov90XyzGTI

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I think the problem would be solved if they restored titles to princesses retroactively as well.  I would also like to see the nobility restored to their titles as well even if it's just to keep the titles alive and populate the Imperial court and not entitle them to any place in the Diet or anything like that.  The children of princesses could then become nobility.
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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

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I expect and hope they'd go with the option of Princesses retaining their titles since the post war constitution kind of left them without any non-commoners to marry. Mostly because I see nobility might be a bit scandalised in Japan by self-hating Japanese and seeing how absolutely devoted some are to maintain the articles imposed on them by the America, even when it doesn't make sense to oppose changes (see the whole "letting the Japanese armed forces actually cooperate with allies outside of Japan" clause that's understandable given events in the world and in the region) I don't find it likely that they'd do that, even though a monarchy with no nobility feels a bit weird.
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