The Japanese Emperor and the Government

This is an interesting and important subject to cover given that Japan is currently going through an imperial transition. Its current emperor, Emperor Akihito, is expected to abdicate his position on 30 April 2019 to his eldest son, who will soon become Emperor Naruhito. With this imperial transition, there will also be a change of era from “Heisei” to “Reiwa.” This is an opportunity for us to understand the structure