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More than 60 percent of those polled over the weekend support the idea of allowing Imperial princesses to retain their place in the Imperial family after marriage as part of measures to address its shrinkage.

In the nationwide telephone survey Saturday and Sunday by Kyodo News, 61.3 percent said princesses should be allowed to establish branches of the Imperial family after marrying commoners and 26.0 percent opposed the idea.

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