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Princess Mako

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Princess Mako of Japan's commoner wedding suggests sexism will doom the royal family

Kristin Roebuck, assistant professor and Howard Milstein Faculty Fellow, writes in this piece that legal reforms initiated under U.S. military occupation after World War II shut the door to Japan's Princess Mako and other imperial women’s claims to lifelong royalty.
 Emperor Akihito and his wife

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Akihito bows out, ushering in era for Japan’s post-war generation

Kristin Roebuck, assistant professor and Howard Milstein Faculty Fellow in the Department of History, talks about the decision of the Japanese emperor to abdicate the throne in this opinion piece in The Hill

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