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After World War II, the Emperor gave up this claim to divinity, but I imagine that there are still followers of the old religious beliefs in Japan who might feel that female succession would violate Shinto beliefs. I suppose, though, that such objections might be overcome by some sort of ruling from the Shinto religious hierarchy re-interpreting the old traditions. 


Indeed, but there have been female Emperors (Empresses) before, although the succession stayed in the male line.  Today, support for a female sovereign in Japan is considerable.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/poll-finds-over-80-in-japan-back-female-emperor

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