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A panel of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party looking into Imperial succession issues Friday presented two conflicting proposals in a draft report — allowing females to ascend to the Chrysanthemum Throne and preserving the current male-line succession.

“I don’t think we are in a situation or have the necessity to venture into unifying opinions of those in favor of a female line and those in favor of a male line,” panel head Ben Kimura said after their meeting.

During the one-hour meeting, however, some members even opposed giving the conflicting opinions equal weight.

Kimura said a final draft will be issued the June 18 end of the current Diet session and submitted to LDP Policy Research Council Chairman Hidenao Nakagawa.

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