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LDP reviews adding a new Article 9 clause on SDF

/ Jun 22, 2017

LDP reviews adding a new Article 9 clause on SDF

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is considering introducing a new clause under Article 9 of the Constitution to refer to the Self-Defense Forces as an “organization which allows the minimum force necessary for self-defense,” a party source said Wednesday. The envisioned new section is ...

Emperor's daughter becomes supreme priestess at Ise Shrine

/ Jun 21, 2017

Emperor's daughter becomes supreme priestess at Ise Shrine

Sayako Kuroda, the daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, assumed the post of supreme priestess at Ise Shrine this week, the ancient Shinto shrine said. Kuroda, 48, on Monday officially replaced the 86-year-old Atsuko Ikeda, elder sister of the Emperor, who served in ...