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Kokugakuin University

Classics Professor
Kokugakuin University

Expert On Religious Culture
Kokugakuin University

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"Prince Hisahito is third in line ...

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"Prince Hisahito is third in line to the throne, so in those terms he is way above her, although women have their own function in the imperial household," said Yasuo Ohara, a professor at Kokugakuin University and adviser to the group.

"It's a very delicate matter for all concerned," he added.

Yasuo Ohara, professor ...

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Yasuo Ohara, professor emeritus of religion at Kokugakuin University in Tokyo, said Abe's visit was not unusual. Ohara pointed out that while Shigeru Yoshida and Kakuei Tanaka did not attend the Sengyo no Gi when they were prime minister, the two did visit Ise Jingu during the period for the Shikinen Sengu.

Ohara said, "If the prime minister visits the shrine out of consideration for the history, tradition and culture of Japan, there would be no constitutional violation because such a visit would not support, assist or promote a specific religion."

IndianExpress.com :: Japan awaits royal baby, naming will be a tough task for family

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The new baby will likely also be given a name composed of two characters, said Yasuo Ohara, a classics professor at Kokugakuin University in Tokyo.

After 26 centuries, is Japan finally fit for a queen? - Yahoo! News

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"They were extremely unusual cases," says Yasuo Ohara, an expert on religious culture at Kokugakuin University, the school charged with educating the royal family.

The problem will arise, conservatives say, not if Aiko takes the throne, but if her child (presumably fathered by a commoner) becomes ruler.This would transfer succession from the male line to the female line for the first time.
"The tradition of the male line taking priority is a very important historical precedent," Mr. Ohara says.
Ohara says these numbers are simply due to the fact that Aiko turned out to be a girl, as well as the existence of female monarchs overseas and in Japan's past."I think the support levels will probably change,"he says.

Sake Drenched Postcards - Waiting for Koizumi

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Yasuo Ohara, a professor at Kokugakuin University, tells the Asahi, "There is no difference whatsoever from (George W.) Bush or (Bill) Clinton visiting Arlington National Cemetery (as U.S. presidents).

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