Japan’s Monarchy Explained

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In August 2016, Japan’s emperor suggested that he may leave the throne. So we wanted to know how does the Japanese monarchy work?

Learn More:
NPR: Japanese Emperor Signals Wish To Abdicate Throne
http://www.npr.org/2016/08/08/489218020/japanese-emperor-signals-wish-to-abdicate-throne

New York Times: At 82, Emperor Akihito of Japan Wants to Retire. Will Japan Let Him?
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/world/asia/japan-emperor-akihito-retirement.html

Wall Street Journal: The Future of the Chrysanthemum Throne
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-future-of-the-chrysanthemum-throne-1470698324

About.com: Emperor Akihito
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/governmentandlaw/a/JapaneseEmp.htm

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