Government Urged to Take Speedy Actions on Imperial Issues
Emperor Akihito is faced by changes in the succession law.
Japan’s government is urged to hasten efforts to
revise the Imperial House Law to focus on other issues that need more
attention. In a news in Daily Yomiuri, government hearings have been divided over
two issues: one was the support for the ideal that current Emperor Akihito has
pursued--the Emperor as a symbol of the nation. The other was a sense of
urgency that the number of Imperial family members will plummet in the near
future if the current situation remains unchanged, possibly making it difficult
to maintain the Imperial House.