The girl will work as the boythe Newborn Japanese princess can to inherit a throne
past Saturday Japanese princess Masako has given birth to the daughter. Japanese welcomed this event by mass demonstrations of support. Childbirth has passed successfully, but there was a problem: the law nowadays existing in Japan about prestolonasledii does not allow the woman to inherit an imperial throne.
here the third day Japanese are in a condition of mass euphoria on the occasion of a birth of the daughter at the successor “ a throne of Chrysanthemums “ 41 - summer prince Naruhito (Crown Prince Naruhito) and his wives, 37 - summer princess Masako (Crown Princess Masako). The newborn and her mother are in hospital at a palace and feel well.
as soon as joyful news about addition in the imperial house has reached ordinary Japanese, thousand from them have hastened to give vent to the delight, having undersigned for the congratulatory book, specially for this purpose exposed at palace gate. And on Sunday evening at the historical Double bridge conducting to imperial apartments, 25 thousand citizens of emperor Akihito (Emperor Akihito), the young grandfather have gathered. They swung paper small lamps and flags with national symbolics, proclaiming toasts in honour of the newborn.
According to centuries-old tradition, in seven days emperor Akihito will name the grand daughter. Narechenie will occur right after ritual of ablution of the child in a special wooden tub from a cedar; court in ceremonial clothes will read to ancient texts with prosperity and prosperity wishes, and musicians - to drive away evil ghosts, taking sounds from a bowstring of onions.
however after the termination of festivals will come it is time, when it is necessary to estimate the created tickler soberly. After all, according to the law about prestolonasledii, only the offspring of a male can occupy a throne of the Country of a rising sun. Till a birth of the princess in Japan there was debate about, whether it is time to change the law. In favour of such decision tells much. Last time the boy in an imperial family was born in 1965 there was a younger brother of the crown prince prince Akisino (Prince Akishino) which too does not have children of a male. By results of recent poll, 55,2 % of Japanese have supported cancellation of an existing order, and only 7,9 % were against. There are many similar foreign precedents, including absolutely recent. So, when in the end of October at the crown prince of Belgium Phillip (Crown Prince Philippe) was born the girl, the Belgian parliament in order to avoid problems has passed the law according to which for the first time in history a throne the offspring of a female can occupy kingdoms. The same has occurred and in Sweden - there too have changed the law to release road to a throne to princess Victoria (Crown Princess Victoria).
But many in Japan including the prime minister - minister Dzjunitiro Koidzumi (Junichiro Koizumi), urges not to hurry up with refusal of traditions. As Japan already faced a similar situation in 1920 - 1930 - h years when empress Nagako (Empress Nagako) persistently brought into the world only girls. The disturbed court have started even to convince emperor Hirohito (Emperor Hirohito) for the sake of a continuation of the family to take to itself the concubine as that was demanded by tradition, but that has refused, and the spouse has justified the highest trust: in 1934 present emperor Akihito was born.
On the other hand, cancellation of the existing law about prestolonasledii it is possible to consider and return to the oldest traditions, after all from 125 Japanese monarchs seven were women, Go Sakuramachi (Go Sakuramachi), reigning with 1762 for 1771 became last of which. Moreover, according to a legend, a Japanese imperial sort to which not less than 1500, conducts the origin from the goddess of the sun of Amaterasu (Amaterasu). And it even for the most irreconcilable traditsionalistov - rather telling argument in favour of the weaker sex.
NIKITA - prokunin