Comparison between the Laws of Succession of the British and Japanese Monarchies POLS 3620 Contemporary Europe and Asia CH...
Introduction:  The Japanese Monarchy <ul><li>The Imperial House of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor – Akihito: </li></ul><u...
Introduction:  The Japanese Monarchy CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)
Introduction:   The British Monarchy <ul><li>The House of Windsor </li></ul><ul><li>Queen – Elizabeth II: </li></ul><ul><u...
Introduction:   The British Monarchy WONG Man Yee (09018433)
Interaction between  the  British  and  Japanese  Monarchies <ul><li>The Imperial House of Japan visit the British Monarch...
Interaction between  the  British  and  Japanese  Monarchies <ul><li>The British Monarchy visits the Imperial House of Jap...
Laws of Succession:  The Japanese Monarchy CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922) <ul><li>Laws of Succession are based on: </li></ul><ul><...
Laws of Succession:  The Japanese Monarchy CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922) <ul><li>Succession crisis in 2001: </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Laws of succession:  The British Monarchy WONG Man Yee (09018433) <ul><li>Laws of Succession are based on: </li></ul><ul><...
Laws of Succession:  The British Monarchy WONG Man Yee (09018433) <ul><li>Revision of the Laws of Succession? </li></ul><u...
Comparison between the Laws of Succession of the  British  and  Japanese  Monarchies WONG Man Yee (09018433) Restrictions/...
Conclusion <ul><li>Law of succession is important for monarchy. </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions are found in the law of suc...
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  1. 1. Comparison between the Laws of Succession of the British and Japanese Monarchies POLS 3620 Contemporary Europe and Asia CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922) WONG Man Yee (09018433 ) 15/11/2011
  2. 2. Introduction: The Japanese Monarchy <ul><li>The Imperial House of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor – Akihito: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>succeed as emperor in 1989 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Crown Prince Naruhito: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>first in line to the Japanese Throne </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prince Hisahito of Akishino : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>first male child of the imperial family since 1965 </li></ul></ul>CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)
  3. 3. Introduction: The Japanese Monarchy CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)
  4. 4. Introduction: The British Monarchy <ul><li>The House of Windsor </li></ul><ul><li>Queen – Elizabeth II: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>succeed as Queen in 1953 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prince Charles (Prince of Wales): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>first in line to the British Throne </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prince William (Duke of Cambridge): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>second in line to the British Throne </li></ul></ul>WONG Man Yee (09018433)
  5. 5. Introduction: The British Monarchy WONG Man Yee (09018433)
  6. 6. Interaction between the British and Japanese Monarchies <ul><li>The Imperial House of Japan visit the British Monarchy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in May 1998 </li></ul></ul>CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)
  7. 7. Interaction between the British and Japanese Monarchies <ul><li>The British Monarchy visits the Imperial House of Japan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Queen Elizabeth II in May 1975 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prince Charles and Princess Diana in February 1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prince Charles and Camilla in October 2008 </li></ul></ul>WONG Man Yee (09018433)
  8. 8. Laws of Succession: The Japanese Monarchy CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922) <ul><li>Laws of Succession are based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Constitution of Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Imperial Household Law of 1947 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Succession requirement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only male descendants in the male line of Imperial Ancestors </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Laws of Succession: The Japanese Monarchy CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922) <ul><li>Succession crisis in 2001: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No male child had born into the imperial family since 1965 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Succession controversy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To revise the Imperial Household Law – allow woman to ascend to the Imperial Throne </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Succession crisis ended in 2006: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public opinion supports for the change of the Imperial Household Law </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Laws of succession: The British Monarchy WONG Man Yee (09018433) <ul><li>Laws of Succession are based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Act of Settlement 1701 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Royal Marriages Act 1772 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common law </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Succession requirement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Precedence to male over female </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roman Catholics excluded </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Laws of Succession: The British Monarchy WONG Man Yee (09018433) <ul><li>Revision of the Laws of Succession? </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2011: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to drop the precedence to male over female, regardless of age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to permit the Sovereign to marry a Roman Catholic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to limit the requirement for those in the line to the throne to acquire permission of the sovereign to marry </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Comparison between the Laws of Succession of the British and Japanese Monarchies WONG Man Yee (09018433) Restrictions/Monarchy British Japanese Gender Precedence to male over female Male only Religion Must not be Roman Catholic –
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Law of succession is important for monarchy. </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions are found in the law of succession. </li></ul><ul><li>Some restrictions are outdated and unsuitable. </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis of succession is likely to occur which is problematic. </li></ul><ul><li>Reform or revision of the law of succession is needed. </li></ul>CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)

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