A new Japanese emperor means the continuation of a centuries-old tradition, with a modern twist: the new emperor and empress haven’t produced a son to inherit the throne. Hoover fellow Michael Auslin, host of the “Pacific Century” podcast, explains the differences between the monarchy in Tokyo and the one in Buckingham Palace.


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  1. colleenb Member

    Interesting podcast. I was born in Japan so have always had an interest in the country but learned a lot about the royal dynasty. Just a suggestion – if you had wanted to attract more attention you should have called it “When the Emperor Gave Up His Concubines.”

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    • May 10, 2019, at 12:15 PM PDT
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  2. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    Fascinating. I listen to Area 45 all of the time, and found this among the best so far.

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    • May 10, 2019, at 2:23 PM PDT
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