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How Japan’s Princess Mako’s Marriage Is Sparking a Feminist Debate on Imperial Rule

The whole world is abuzz with the news thatPrincess Mako of Japan is set to marry her non-royal college boyfriend and will soon renounce her title. While this shocked people, this also sparks a feminist discussionabout Japan s imperial leadership. Princess Mako is the granddaughter of Emperor Akihito. Under Japanese imperial law, a princess who chooses to marry a commoner is required to leave the imperial family. Her aunt, who is the emperor s only daughter, also renounced her title when she married a co

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