In an interview published in the special New Year’s issue of the monthly magazine “Bungei Shunju,” Sanae Takaichi, Chairperson of the Policy Research Council of the Liberal Democratic Party, expressed her acceptance of a female emperor and her opposition to a female emperor.
In an interview with the special New Year’s issue of the monthly magazine “Bungei Shunju,” he said that he accepts the idea of a female emperor and opposes the idea of a female emperor. He noted that there have been eight female emperors in history, including Emperor Suiko, and believes that a female emperor is nothing special.
In the present context, the emperor’s eldest daughter, Princess Aiko, would be a female emperor if she became emperor. However, if Aiko marries and gives birth to a boy or a girl, if that child becomes the emperor, she will become a “female emperor.
There has never been a female emperor in the 126 generations of emperors. Mr. Koichi is opposed to this idea of a female emperor. In short, he is opposed to changing the course of history.
Some people are against not only the female emperor but also the female emperor itself. Tsuneyasu Takeda, the great-grandson of Emperor Meiji, expressed his concern about the birth of a female emperor in the past on his YouTube channel, saying, ‘If Princess Aiko becomes emperor and a boy is born, public opinion may turn around and say that the next emperor should be that boy.
In addition, Mr. Takeda has taken up Kei Komuro, who married Mako, the eldest daughter of the Akishino family, on YouTube and TV programs.
In addition, Mr. Takeda has made sarcastic comments on YouTube and TV programs about Kei Komuro, who married Mako, the eldest daughter of the Akishino family, saying, “Thanks to Komuro’s appearance, the discussion on the female imperial family has stopped, but if he hadn’t appeared, it would have moved forward.
If it hadn’t been for her, we would have moved forward.
The argument for the establishment of a female imperial family refers to the idea that the female members of the Imperial Family should also become members of the Imperial Family to halt the decline of the Imperial Family and protect the Imperial Family. Mr. Takeda seems to be wary that the creation of a female imperial family will lead to the birth of a female emperor.
Some people say that it is outdated not to allow female lineage in a time when people are calling for gender equality, but there are also strong opinions that we have to be cautious because it could drastically change the history of the Imperial Family.
However, it is also true that criticism of the Akishino family has increased as a result of the Komuro family’s troubles. Currently, the first in line of succession to the throne is Prince Akishino, who became the heir to the throne, and the second is Prince Eugene, the eldest son of Prince Akishino. As various opinions about the Akishino family becoming the emperor’s family erupt, the ‘female emperor theory’ has emerged,” says an Imperial Household journalist.
On December 1, Princess Aiko celebrated her birthday, and on December 5, she attended an adult event at the Imperial Palace. Aiko smiled in her formal attire of a long dress and tiara, with a thin layer of make-up on her face, and many people congratulated her on her coming of age.
In addition, Aiko borrowed a tiara from her aunt Kiyoko Kuroda (who left the imperial family after her marriage in 2005) instead of buying a new one, in consideration of the people suffering from the Covid-19 disaster.
Mako also made an effort to avoid using taxpayer money when she got married, by not paying the lump-sum payment or performing the ceremony associated with her departure from the Imperial Family. However, it seems that the public image of Aiko’s considerations was completely different. The fact that many politicians and intellectuals, including Mr. Takaichi, have recently spoken out in favor of a female emperor is probably not unrelated to the fact that the Komuro family issue is still lingering.
Mako Komuro and Kei are now enjoying their newlywed life in New York. It seems that their marriage has had a tremendous impact on the Imperial Family…