Emperor Akihito (then crown prince) & Michiko Shoda at their wedding in 1959. CREDIT: Wikimedia/Public Domain
Japan's Relationship with its Past and Future
Prime Minister Abe is the leading member of the small but powerful group Nippon Kaigi, which wants to turn its back on the international community and return to Japanese traditions. It advocates restoring the emperor to the center of power, eradicating equal rights for women, and revising the Constitution. What are its chances of success?