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Last year, a prince was born in the Imperial family. As a result, some people are pleased that Imperial line is set to continue, but I can’t be pleased. I think the tradition of exalting the Imperial family should be abolished for three reasons:

First, the emperor no longer has any function. After the end of World War II, the emperor lost practical power. Although the emperor and other blood royals extend greetings to the Japanese people at special events and meet with foreign royals, these tasks could and should be taken up by the prime minister and the people in the Foreign Ministry.

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