A government panel in April issued a warning over the dwindling number of male heirs. The bill in its current form does no such thing, but the opposition Democratic Party has been advocating for debate on allowing princesses to remain in the royal family after they marry commoners.
The bill also did not mention about the imperial family allowing women to stay in the palace upon marriage, Reuters noted. It adds, "General members of the public understand the Emperor's position and feel sympathy for him", in explaining the process leading up to his retirement. Princess Mako's brother, 10-year-old Hisahito, is the fourth heir to the throne and the only boy in his generation.
Only males can inherit the throne and there was a succession crisis until 2006 as both the emperor's sons had only daughters. This is the first such abdication in the country in nearly two centuries.
Empress Michiko will be given a new title, "jokogo", which means "wife of joko" after her husband's abdication. Thus, Princess Aiko, the daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito, can not succeed her father.
The bill is expected to be scrutinized by the parliament later in the day, the national Kyodo news agency reported.
The crown prince has one teenage daughter, Aiko, who can not inherit the throne. Prince Akishino's annual budget allocation for private expenses will increase threefold to 91.5 million yen ($822,000), according to the bill.
Tokoro noted that before the current law was put in place in 1947, Japan had eight female emperors - who "did wonderful jobs".
CA wants to shake up the funding flow and move away from a percentage-of-revenue model that has served the game for 20 years. We had that last time and obviously the time before that and the time before that.
The figure includes discouraged workers who stopped looking as well as part-time workers who want but can't get full-time jobs. The 37,400-strong jump in jobs boosted the Australian dollar AUD=D4 which rose a third of a USA cent to a two-week high.
Yesterday, Chancellor of the High Court Lord Justice Vos, Lord Justice Kitchin and Lord Justice Floyd issued a unanimous opinion. A spokesperson for Nestle said: "Nestle is disappointed by the Court of Appeal judgment and is considering next steps".
His partying and drinking were so out of control that some of his friends think it best that he goes back into rehab. She had on a fluffy white jacket and accessorized with a gold septum ring and layers of gold chokers.
She is all set to present the romantic tragedy, Devdas to an global audience for a second time in Cannes this year. While mom Aishwarya looked a little guarded, Aaradhya, on the other hand, did not mind goofing around.
Therefore, says the Justice Department, "it follows that an endeavor to obstruct justice need not be successful to be criminal". The Justice Department's appointment late Wednesday of a special counsel in the case is a positive development.
Being surrounded by all the new talent coming in - led by point guard Matt Coleman - should only help what Bamba can do, as well. But thanks to the surprise commitment of Bamba, the Longhorns will still be really good either way.
Channel 2 TV said one American official told the Israelis the site is "not your territory" but part of the occupied West Bank. A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk.
The single-cam comedy examining one man's life over a 50-year span - with Moynihan playing the protagonist at age 40. This season was planned to be his final hurrah with the show, freeing him up to delve into the network comedy world.
She took the name Reema Lagoo after her marriage - she and her husband later separated but Ms Lagoo retained the name. Veteran actor Reema Lagoo passed away at the age of 59 this morning after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The adoption of the statement comes on the eve of an emergency, closed-door meeting of the Security Council scheduled for Tuesday. North Korea published photos and video clips from Sunday's successful launch of its Hwasong-12 midrange missile.
CBS Pairs Big Bang Theory & Young Sheldon Spin-Off
" Young Sheldon " and his grown-up version on "The Big Bang Theory" will be paired on CBS' Thursday night schedule this fall. Sunday , it's 60 Minutes in its 50 year, followed by new drama Wisdom of the Crowd , NCIS: Los Angeles and Madam Secretary .
Welcome to the next level
OnePlus has announced that it is teaming up with DxO Labs to improve the photography experience of its upcoming OnePlus 5. DxO has lots of experience "and expertise, both for professional cameras and for smartphones", the company said .
India will do everything to save Jadhav: Sushma Swaraj
Pakistan had further argued that the provisions of the Vienna Convention did not apply to a "spy involved in terror activities". The government's bold step to move the International Court of Justice (ICJ ) at The Hague has paid off.
Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence
The US President had promised to strengthen strained ties despite Erdogan's objections to the US arming of Kurdish fighters. Washington [U.S.], May 17: Nine protesters were injured outside the residence of the Turkish Ambassador here on Tuesday.
Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead
The storm also knocked out telephone service into and out of the city, while school officials have canceled classes for Wednesday. The area stretches from the Texas Panhandle through Oklahoma, western Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa into Minnesota and Wisconsin.
N-Out just lost its title as America's favorite burger chain
The Harris study, in its 29th year, measures the strength of brands across various media - from travel to finance to restaurants. This year's study was based on input from 102,617 USA consumers age 15 and older between December 30, 2016 and February 21.
Chevrolet to pull out of India, South Africa
Its first stint in India dates back to 1928 when it assembled cars, buses and trucks under the Chevrolet brand. The giant has said it is investing around $600m a year as it ramps up efforts to develop driverless vehicles.
Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?
Comey was leading an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election when he was sacked by Trump. But the White House (and, in the case of the Comey-Trump memos, the FBI) could just decide not to hand anything over.
Democrats Going to Do Whatever It Takes to Impeach Trump
In a weird twist on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions. And the Senate Intelligence Committeesent a letter to Comey asking him to appear before them in both closed and open sessions.