Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years

Japan’s parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way ... Female imperial family members lose their royal status upon marriage to a commoner, a point highlighted by recent news that one of Akihito’s granddaughters, Princess Mako, plans to marry ... ( read original story ...)

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