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Most leaders of the ruling and opposition parties who spoke up Sunday supported revising the current male-only succession rules of the Imperial family, which resurfaced in the public spotlight after the Crown Princess gave birth to a girl Saturday.

Many, however, predicted there will be obstacles — such as legal issues and opposition from the more conservative quarters of the Diet — to actually getting the law changed.

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