Defense Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday cautioned of dangers concerning maintaining the existing imperial succession system in position that enables just male offspring in the family members’s concerned line to rise to the throne.
Speaking at a press conference, Kono claimed it would certainly be “extremely risky” for the existing imperial family members to preserve the male-line succession system.
He showed that nationwide dispute ought to be started quickly on feasible means to guarantee secure imperial succession, consisting of enabling women emperors or emperors from the mother’s family and also recovering the imperial family members standing to those that left the family members not long after completion of World War II.
“Maintaining the male-line imperial succession system is the most desirable option,” Kono claimed.
The preacher, nevertheless, claimed that the nation ought to likewise think about an alternative of enabling women participants to continue to be in the imperial family members after marital relationship as heads of family members branches and also have their kids rise to the throne, or perhaps renew previous man imperial member of the family or have them rise to the throne with fostering.
“The emperor’s status is based on the consensus of the people,” Kono claimed, including that the succession concern requires to be gone over by the public asap.
Emperor Naruhito and also Empress Masako have one youngster, 18-year-old Princess Aiko. Prince Hisahito, the 13-year-old nephew of the emperor, is the only grand son of Naruhito’s daddy, Emperor Emeritus Akihito.