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Old 09-05-2006, 09:23 AM
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Laws and traditions regarding wives, children, and concubines

Are Japanese royals allowed to use IVF (Invitro Fertilization) to conceive babies?

Or is this against some rules or traditions?

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Old 09-05-2006, 09:42 AM
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There is another thread on this in the Forum -- apparently CP Masako used IVF to have Aiko. Check the Japanese Royal Family threads.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:12 AM
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:12 PM
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Were the Japanese emperors/princes allowed to have multiple wives?

Were the Japanese emperors/princes allowed to have multiple wives?
(19th century or earlier)

If so, did any of the sons of the 2nd(or 3rd, etc...) wives
ever become emperors?

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Old 09-05-2006, 09:03 PM
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From what I know, Japanese emperors in the 19th century and earlier had a wife, the empress, plus concubines. Sons from concubines are allowed to reign if there are no sons of the Emperor and Empress. The last son from a concubine or what is better termed as a lady-in-waiting (not sure of the distinction between the two) who reigned was Emperor Taisho, the grandfather of Emperor Akihito. I think sons of the concubines, or at least the designated crown prince from a concubine, is considered as the empress' son.

Hope this answers your question, KathyMoore.
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Hope this answers your question, KathyMoore.
Thanks for that info!

Does the current Japanese law allow the emperor or price to have a concubine?

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Can Japanese princes/princesses marry their 1st or 2nd cousins?

Can Japanese princes/princesses marry their 1st or 2nd cousins?
Has this ever happened in the last couple hundred years?

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Thanks for that info!

Does the current Japanese law allow the emperor or price to have a concubine?

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I had read that there was talk of asking the CP to take a concubine in the off-chance that she'd give him a son, but I don't know if anything came of that.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:44 PM
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Until Emperor Akihito, they were marrying first and second cousins constantly because they wanted thick bloodline for the royal family. Emperor Hirohito's wife was his first cousin.
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:04 PM
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Can Japanese princes/princesses marry their 1st or 2nd cousins?
Has this ever happened in the last couple hundred years?

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LOL I've been saying this, there were no male line/female line in the Japanese Royal Family because they marry each other... Uncles marrying their nieces, cousins marrying cousins...
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Has any member of the Japanese royal family ever married a foreigner in the past?

Has any member of the Japanese royal family
ever married a foreigner in the past?
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Has any member of the Japanese royal family
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No offense, but you just made a thread asking this same question.
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I've merged that thread into this one, since the topic overlapped with the topic of this thread.
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What I would like to know is, is there any support from the Japanese people for their Crown Prince to have concubines until he fathers a son? Or for him to divorce Princess Masako so that he could remarry?

Personally I don't think the Crown Prince would do either, he seems very devoted to his wife and she to him. But with the IHA breathing down Crown Prince Naruhito's neck night and day for him to get a boy, (despite the birth of Prince Akishino & Princess Kiko's baby son) he might be forced into doing something this drastic..
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