Emperor Naruhito (front) and Empress Masako (right) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Is Japan’s refusal to put a female on the throne a plot to keep imperial line unbroken?

Unlike in Europe, where the names of royal families can change with each generation, in Asia such a move would be considered the death of a dynasty

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Emperor Naruhito (front) and Empress Masako (right) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA
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