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Emperor Of Japan (5087 words)
Although the emperor currently performs many of the roles of a ceremonial sovereign as Head Of State, there has been persistent controversy within Japan as to whether the emperor is in fact a true Monarch in a political sense or merely a hereditary Pretender holding such office within a constitutional parliamentary Republic.
Hence the emperor is simply a political actor within a government that does not truly adhere to the Westminster system where the position of "head of the state" requires a person of sovereignty or with popular mandate to assume that office.
The acceptable source of imperial wives, brides for the emperor and crown prince, were even legislated into the Meiji -era imperial house laws (1889), which stipulated that daughters of Sekke (the five main branches of the higher Fujiwara) and daughters of the imperial clan itself were primarily acceptable brides.
Emperor Jimmu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (540 words)
The name "Emperor Jimmu" is treated as the posthumous name of this mythical figure.
According to Shinto belief, Jimmu is regarded as a direct descendant of the sun goddess, Amaterasu.
Jimmu's older brother Itsuse no Mikoto was an original leader of the migration, and they move eastward through Seto Inland Sea with navigation of local chieftain Sao Netsuhiko.
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