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HKBU POLS 3620 Presentation: Comparison between the Laws of Succession of the British and Japanese Monarchies
 

HKBU POLS 3620 Presentation: Comparison between the Laws of Succession of the British and Japanese Monarchies

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By CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922) and WONG Man Yee (09018433).

By CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922) and WONG Man Yee (09018433).

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    HKBU POLS 3620 Presentation: Comparison between the Laws of Succession of the British and Japanese Monarchies HKBU POLS 3620 Presentation: Comparison between the Laws of Succession of the British and Japanese Monarchies Presentation Transcript

    • 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
    • Introduction: The Japanese Monarchy
      • The Imperial House of Japan
      • Emperor – Akihito:
        • succeed as emperor in 1989
      • Crown Prince Naruhito:
        • first in line to the Japanese Throne
      • Prince Hisahito of Akishino :
        • first male child of the imperial family since 1965
      CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)
    • Introduction: The Japanese Monarchy CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)
    • Introduction: The British Monarchy
      • The House of Windsor
      • Queen – Elizabeth II:
        • succeed as Queen in 1953
      • Prince Charles (Prince of Wales):
        • first in line to the British Throne
      • Prince William (Duke of Cambridge):
        • second in line to the British Throne
      WONG Man Yee (09018433)
    • Introduction: The British Monarchy WONG Man Yee (09018433)
    • Interaction between the British and Japanese Monarchies
      • The Imperial House of Japan visit the British Monarchy:
        • Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in May 1998
      CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)
    • Interaction between the British and Japanese Monarchies
      • The British Monarchy visits the Imperial House of Japan:
        • Queen Elizabeth II in May 1975
        • Prince Charles and Princess Diana in February 1995
        • Prince Charles and Camilla in October 2008
      WONG Man Yee (09018433)
    • Laws of Succession: The Japanese Monarchy CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)
      • Laws of Succession are based on:
        • The Constitution of Japan
        • The Imperial Household Law of 1947
      • Succession requirement:
        • Only male descendants in the male line of Imperial Ancestors
    • Laws of Succession: The Japanese Monarchy CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)
      • Succession crisis in 2001:
        • No male child had born into the imperial family since 1965
      • Succession controversy:
        • To revise the Imperial Household Law – allow woman to ascend to the Imperial Throne
      • Succession crisis ended in 2006:
        • Public opinion supports for the change of the Imperial Household Law
    • Laws of succession: The British Monarchy WONG Man Yee (09018433)
      • Laws of Succession are based on:
        • Act of Settlement 1701
        • The Royal Marriages Act 1772
        • Common law
      • Succession requirement:
        • Precedence to male over female
        • Roman Catholics excluded
    • Laws of Succession: The British Monarchy WONG Man Yee (09018433)
      • Revision of the Laws of Succession?
      • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2011:
        • to drop the precedence to male over female, regardless of age
        • to permit the Sovereign to marry a Roman Catholic
        • to limit the requirement for those in the line to the throne to acquire permission of the sovereign to marry
    • 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 –
    • Conclusion
      • Law of succession is important for monarchy.
      • Restrictions are found in the law of succession.
      • Some restrictions are outdated and unsuitable.
      • Crisis of succession is likely to occur which is problematic.
      • Reform or revision of the law of succession is needed.
      CHAN Ka Kiu (09015922)