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Old 12-29-2017, 09:36 PM
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Well, if they want to show and make obviously clear to everyone in Japan and around the world how few male members there actually are, this is a great idea. Basically there would be one royal guest there - Fumihito. (And Prince Hitachi – an 82-year-old man in a wheelchair.)
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Indeed. It may lead to people to really start discussing the problem with the very few heirs.
Only male-attendance will IMO only emphasize how close the male-line is to going extinct.
This would be an excellent visual illustration of the result of the male only rule. Some are burying their heads in the sand.
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:25 PM
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Enthronement ceremony for new emperor mulled for Oct. 2019 - The Mainichi
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The government is mulling scheduling the enthronement ceremony for the next emperor for October 2019, [...]

Following the enthronement ceremony, a ritual called the Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving), which a new emperor performs just once, will be held either on Nov. 14 or 23.

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Under the Tokyokurei decree issued during the Meiji era, the enthronement ceremony and the Daijosai were supposed to be conducted in succession during the fall-winter period. Since the reign of Emperor Yoshihito, posthumously known as Emperor Taisho, both ceremonies have been conducted in November.

However, when Emperor Akihito's enthronement ceremony and Daijosai were held in November 1990, "the new Emperor and (government) employees were heavily burdened as the two ceremonies came close to each other," a government source told the Mainichi Shimbun. Accordingly, the government is considering moving up the enthronement ceremony to sometime in October. The beginning of November is also a busy period, with the Order of Cultural Merit conferment ceremony (Nov. 3) and other events.

The Daijosai is normally held on the second or third day of the rabbit in November on the Japanese zodiac calendar. Emperor Akihito commenced the Daijosai on the evening of Nov. 22, 1990, the day of the rabbit. In 2019, the second and third day of the rabbit in November fall on Nov. 14 and 26, respectively.

Since the annual Niinamesai ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 23, 2019, the Daijosai is being considered for Nov. 14, or to coincide with the Niinamesai.

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Old 01-02-2018, 02:34 PM
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Panel tasked with 2019 Imperial succession preparations set to meet Jan. 9 | The Japan Times
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The committee, headed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, will meet next Tuesday to talk about how related rituals should be organized. It will decide the schedules for a range of events, including the enthronement ceremony, officials said.

The government will also set up a succession-implementation committee comprising officials from all government ministries and agencies in the summer at the earliest.

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On May 1, the Kenji to Shokei no Gi ceremony will be held in which the new Emperor will inherit the Imperial regalia and the state and privy seals.

On the same day, the Emperor’s first audience ceremony, the Sokui go Choken no Gi, will take place. In it, he will meet with the heads of the three branches of the government.

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Members of the committee will also include Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuhiro Sugita, the grand steward of the Imperial Household Agency and the vice minister of the Cabinet Office. The panel will meet about once every month.

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The committee will also consider whether to designate the day of Crown Prince Naruhito’s succession to the throne as a holiday along with when to announce the new era name, which will replace the current Heisei Era upon his enthronement.

Emperor Akihito’s abdication ceremony will be held at the Imperial Palace. A proposal has been put forward to name the ceremony Taii no Gi.

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Old 01-04-2018, 08:34 PM
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Gov't may issue special coins to celebrate enthronement ceremony for new emperor - The Mainichi
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The government has entered discussions on whether to issue commemorative coins to celebrate the enthronement ceremony for Crown Prince Naruhito [...]

Moreover, the government is also considering issuing coins to commemorate the 30-year reign of Emperor Akihito in January 2019, as well as for his abdication in April that year. A more detailed schedule concerning the coins is set to be determined in due course, but it is thought that gold 10,000 yen coins and nickel brass 500 yen coins will be issued to commemorate Crown Prince Naruhito's enthronement ceremony.

When the enthronement ceremony for Emperor Akihito was held in November 1990, 2 million gold 100,000 yen coins and 30 million cupronickel 500 yen coins were released to mark the special occasion. The gold coins have an image of a Fenghuang mythological bird and auspicious clouds on the front, with the Chrysanthemum Throne and paulownia seal on the back, and have an arabesque design. The cupronickel coins have an image of a ceremonial carriage that is typically used in imperial parades.

However, nowadays, the values of commemorative coins are kept to 10,000 yen or less, taking into account incidents of counterfeiting of 100,000 yen coins issued in 1986 and 1987 to mark the 60-year reign of Emperor Hirohito. [...]

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Old 01-11-2018, 02:10 PM
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Gov't to compile basic plan for imperial succession by mid-March - The Mainichi
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The government said Tuesday it will compile by mid-March its basic plan on the staging of ceremonies related to Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30, 2019, and accession to the throne the following day by Crown Prince Naruhito.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who heads a new group tasked with preparing the imperial succession ceremonies, told the first meeting of the entity Tuesday morning that the government will "do its best to smoothly hold" the rites. [...]

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After the gathering of the panel, Suga said the committee is expected to meet once a month and will also study how to organize a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the current emperor's [succession] on Jan. 7, 2019.

One of the main topics to be discussed by the body will be how to avoid a conflict with the Constitution in arranging the first abdication ceremony in modern Japan.

As Article 4 bans the emperor from having political power, government officials are concerned that if the emperor's reasons for abdicating are read out by an agent following old ceremonial tradition, this would imply that he is relinquishing the throne based on his own will, thus violating the supreme law.

One member of the committee said the basic idea and content of the 1990 accession ceremony should be followed as the event was conducted so as not to infringe on the Constitution, according to Suga.

The seven-member committee is comprised of governmental officials, including Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuhiro Sugita and the Imperial Household Agency's Grand Steward Shinichiro Yamamoto. Suga said it plans to hear opinions of experts on imperial matters and history.

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Old 01-21-2018, 03:24 AM
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"EMPEROR Akihito, who has spent nearly three decades on Japan’s throne, will step down on April 30, 2019 – the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries. The Yomiuri Shimbun speaks to modern Japanese history specialist, Kobe College Associate Professor Hideya Kawanishi, about issues related to the abdication of the Emperor."


https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regi...uit-the-times/
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:50 PM
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After abdication, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will not attend garden parties, state banquets, New Year's Lectures, New Year's Poetry Reading, or the Emperor's birthday greetings. IHA officials are reviewing activities to avoid the appearance of dual authority. Visits to exhibitions, concerts, and meetings outside state banquets/diplomatic ceremonies are considered private activities.

The retired couple are likely to attend New Year's general public greetings on January 2nd.

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Old 01-21-2018, 07:18 PM
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Bearing the discussions of last year in mind, I wonder if the government has guided his decision.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:39 PM
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That's almost certain IMO.

Also because in the eyes of a number of conservatives the Emperor is letting the monarchy, the country and them - down by not staying on until he dies.
So this is both a strong signal that from the moment of abdication he is yesterday's man and also that he does not deserve to be in the spotlight again. - Never mind his service to his country for so many years.

Because it really wouldn't make much difference of an ex-emperor was present at royal events. Surely the Japanese can tell the difference.
But politicians, like everybody else, can be pretty petty-minded.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:25 PM
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That's almost certain IMO.

Also because in the eyes of a number of conservatives the Emperor is letting the monarchy, the country and them - down by not staying on until he dies.
So this is both a strong signal that from the moment of abdication he is yesterday's man and also that he does not deserve to be in the spotlight again. - Never mind his service to his country for so many years.

Because it really wouldn't make much difference of an ex-emperor was present at royal events. Surely the Japanese can tell the difference.
But politicians, like everybody else, can be pretty petty-minded.
If you think about it though, neither King Albert II nor King Juan Carlos have attended state banquets or national day celebrations since they abdicated. Princess Beatrix is the only former monarch who still attends state banquets or similar events upon abdication.

I suppose the point the IHA is making that there shouldn't be an appearance of double authority in the ceremonial representation of the State is a valid one. For example, it was rather embarassing IMHO when King Philippe, at the state banquet in the Netherlands, proposed a toast to the health of King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix as if they were co-monarchs. I would actually call that a gaffe on King Philippe's part, but it could have been avoided if Princess Beatrix had not been in attendance.
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:16 AM
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Ex-kings Albert and Carlos were more or less abdicated while Emperor Akihito is actually doing a Beatrix. I.e. stepping down without a serious stain on his character or rule.

Under these circumstances I will consider it natural for ex-kings Carlos and Albert to keep a low profile and stay away from such events - at least initially.
While Beatrix, who on top of that has a tradition for abdications behind her as well as adopting a title as Princess, can attend such official events as a natural thing to do.
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:46 PM
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No Emperor's birthday holiday in 2019 - News - NHK WORLD - English
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Japan will not have a holiday next year to mark the Emperor's birthday as Emperor Akihito is scheduled to abdicate on April 30th, 2019. The Emperor's birthday on December 23rd is currently a national holiday.

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It will be the first time that Japan has a year without a holiday on the Emperor's birthday since 1948 when the holiday law came into force.

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Old 02-05-2018, 01:33 AM
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That's only to be expected IMO.
He'll be the ex-emperor, so that's fair enough.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:17 AM
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If you think about it though, neither King Albert II nor King Juan Carlos have attended state banquets or national day celebrations since they abdicated. Princess Beatrix is the only former monarch who still attends state banquets or similar events upon abdication.

I suppose the point the IHA is making that there shouldn't be an appearance of double authority in the ceremonial representation of the State is a valid one. For example, it was rather embarassing IMHO when King Philippe, at the state banquet in the Netherlands, proposed a toast to the health of King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix as if they were co-monarchs. I would actually call that a gaffe on King Philippe's part, but it could have been avoided if Princess Beatrix had not been in attendance.
I didn't see it as a gaffe, but rather a level of respect for a former monarch. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maximà seem to have a very close relationship with Princess Beatrix and obviously wish for her to attend.

I find it sad to relegate a forner monarch to a corner. Like the ex-Queen Beatrix and her other "abdicated" peers, they all devoted a significant portion of their lives to serve their family, country and people.
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Government pencils in February 2019 ceremony to mark Emperor’s 30 years on the Chrysanthemum Throne | The Japan Times
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The government plans to hold a ceremony on Feb. 24, 2019, to mark Emperor Akihito’s 30 years on the throne, officials said Thursday. The government aims to include the plan in a basic policy, due out in mid-March, on ceremonies related to Emperor Akihito’s abdication […]

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will chair the ceremony, expected to take place at the National Theatre in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.

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Old 02-15-2018, 01:06 PM
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That's to be expected. Emperor Akihito has after all served his country well for many years.
Of course that should be marked and honored.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:11 PM
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Gov't outlines ceremony for Emperor's abdication to fit in with Constitution - The Mainichi
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One key point of contention was how to handle the issue of an imperial edict in which the Emperor would declare his intention to hand over the Imperial Throne. Such edicts were indispensable during abdication ceremonies of emperors in the past.

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The government reported the outcome of its hearings of opinions from four experts during a preparatory meeting for the abdication ceremony on Feb. 20.

All of the experts urged that the ceremony be held in accordance with the Constitution's spirit while respecting the traditions of the Imperial Household.

"In line with the principle of sovereignty residing with the people, the ceremony should be suited to the Emperor being the symbol of Japan," former Supreme Court Justice Itsuo Sonobe was quoted as saying during a hearing.

"The ceremony needs to be held in such a way that it conforms to the postwar Constitution while taking into consideration ceremonial traditions," Isao Tokoro, professor emeritus at Kyoto Sangyo University, was quoted as saying during a hearing.

In its plan for the abdication ceremony, the government proposed that the prime minister declare Emperor Akihito's abdication in accordance with the special measures law enacted by the Diet, on behalf of the people, and express gratitude to the Emperor. This is to clarify that the Emperor is stepping down under the law -- not just by his own will.

Emperor Akihito will read a statement on his retirement after the prime minister's declaration.

During the hearings, Sonobe, Tokoro and Keiko Hongo, professor at the University of Tokyo's Historiographical Institute, insisted that the Emperor read a statement on his abdication during the ceremony.

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Some conservatives claim that the Emperor's abdication ceremony and the Crown Prince's enthronement ceremony should be held at the same location on the same day so that the retiring Emperor can hand over a sacred sword and jewel to the new emperor as Imperial Regalia.

[...] conservatives have placed emphasis on the Emperor's position as the inheritor of the Imperial Regalia. However, a majority of the experts have voiced opposition to these opinions of conservatives.

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Sonobe was quoted as telling a hearing that it would be inappropriate to hold a ceremony in which His Majesty hands over the Imperial Regalia while he is still on the Imperial Throne.

While showing consideration for the traditions of the Imperial Household, the government intends to clearly separate the abdication and enthronement ceremonies to avoid giving the public the impression that the Imperial Throne is being handed over through the ceremonies, from the viewpoint of conforming to constitutional provisions.

The government has decided that a chamberlain will bring the sacred sword and jewels into the room where the abdication ceremony will be held and leave the room with these items following the ceremony.

This is in line with the opinion expressed by former Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobuo Ishihara to the effect that it would be appropriate if these traditional items that have been handed over along with the Imperial Throne are placed near His Majesty at the time of imperial succession.
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The government committee preparing rituals related to Emperor Akihito's abdication announced Tuesday that a ceremony to be held on April 30, 2019, the day he steps down, will be a state occasion.

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The committee also decided to hold an event in 2020 to commemorate the promotion of the emperor's younger son Prince Akishino to "koshi," the title given to the first in line to the throne.

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Old 02-22-2018, 07:56 PM
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It's interesting to see how they are able to make an abdication and ascension to the throne so complex.
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They make EVERYTHING complex.


I don't want to be that harsh, (although I know it's a historical tradition) I think prohibiting female to ascend to the throne is killing the imperial family. (But OTOH I am glad that these princesses don't need to be empress and can leave the family once they get married, it's good for them to stay away from the throne or the court......)
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I don't want to be that harsh, (although I know it's a historical tradition) I think prohibiting female to ascend to the throne is killing the imperial family. (But OTOH I am glad that these princesses don't need to be empress and can leave the family once they get married, it's good for them to stay away from the throne or the court......)
Agree! Also the pressure on Hisahito is immense, if they don't do those changes, he has to provide several sons if they want to keep the dynasty intact. But like you said, this is also a chance for the girls to have their own lives, because this court is so strict.
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