Inside Story

The future of Japan’s monarchy

The latest wedding to a non-royal strikes controversy among the Japanese public.

Japan’s not-so-royal wedding.

Princess Mako went through with her decision to marry a non-royal, giving up her title, sparking massive media scrutiny and a public outcry.

What does the future hold for the world’s oldest monarchy?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Nancy Snow – Professor of public diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Seijiro Takeshita – Professor of management at University of Shizuoka

Farrah Hasnain – Researcher and writer at Japan Times