7 in 10 Japanese happy with an empress, so why are women still blocked from the Chrysanthemum Throne?

Feb 25, 2022 | INVESTING

A new public opinion poll shows more than 70 per cent of Japanese people are open to legal changes that would permit a female member of the imperial family to sit on the nation’s Chrysanthemum Throne.Conducted by the Mainichi newspaper and the Social Survey Research Centre of Saitama University, the poll comes weeks after an advisory panel set up by the government to consider the future of the world’s longest-lived monarchy came up with two suggestions to solve the problem of a dire shortage of…

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