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Letter to emperor sparks uproar

EMPEROR’S ATTENTION:A Japanese lawmaker has been banned from attending events with the imperial family and issued a warning, but he has refused to resign

Reuters, TOKYO

“Using the emperor is something that’s been done by the LDP government for quite a while now,” Sophia University political science professor Koichi Nakano said. “I think [the problem] is it’s touching upon a subject that’s very much a taboo issue.”

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