November 24th. According to a report by Kyodo News on the 24th, in order to ensure that the number of Japanese imperial families still has enough staff to participate in imperial activities
The Japanese government is discussing the establishment of a “imperial daughter” system to allow imperial families who are separated from the imperial status after marriage Women continue to participate in public affairs as national civil servants.
According to the report, many people familiar with the Japanese government said that the government has drawn up a preliminary plan, which will be submitted to the House of Representatives within this year.
There are currently 13 women in the Japanese imperial family, all of whom are responsible for part of the official duties of the imperial family. Six of them are unmarried.
If they leave the imperial status after getting married, the imperial family is likely to face the dilemma of “shortage”.
On the 24th, the Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan also said on the issue of the reduction in the number of the royal family, “Considering the age of the royal family members, this issue can no longer be delayed.”
Under the new system, royal women will still leave the royal status after they get married, but will receive the title of “Emperor”, participate in royal activities as a civil servant and receive special allowances.