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Japanese monarchy: past and present

Shillony, Ben-Ami and Best, Antony (2006) Japanese monarchy: past and present. IS (512). Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

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Shillony: Paper examines how Japan’s imperial dynasty dependent on the male line of succession has lasted so long and analyses how it will overcome its present difficulties. An Advisory Panel was created to recommend future policy to the Koizumi cabinet but its report in 2005 was criticized. The impasse over the Panel’s report was broken by the birth of a son in September 2006 to Princess Kiko, wife of Prince Akishino Best: Paper explains why the royal relationship with Japan became so important to Britain. During the Anglo-Japanese Alliance (1902-23), relations between the two Courts were cordial. The ending of the alliance did not lead to immediate substantial change. But as political relations deteriorated in the ‘thirties, Court diplomacy did not yield important results, though officials continued experimenting.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2006 Ben-Ami Shillony and Antony Best
Divisions: STICERD
International History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2008 18:25
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2020 00:39

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