Of late, there has been increasing bantor about the legalities of a Japanese Emperor leaving “office” prior to death. In my last episode on this topic we covered the basics of the hows and whys, as well as projected the deeper structure and reasoning of both. From both sides.
The Emperor wants out because he doesn’t want to be a part of what he knows is coming. The J-Gov wants him out because they need someone on the throne who at the very least will not impede–or at the very most, will actually be actively involved. (I personally don’t see the next dude being the latter.)
So, there is currently open discussion that the legislative body in Japan–the Diet–is already well engaged in the conversation of amending certain laws in order to allow the Emperor his wish. Which means…They’ve already made their decision(s). The system is simply waiting to break the news.
Proof of concept was the other laws the J-Gov has been un- and re-writing over the last few months/years. This isn’t even a full day’s work at this point. Not to mention, there doesn’t seem to be anyone in the system that doesn’t want the Emperor to bow out.
Even the Japanese populace, in general, completely backs the Emperor on his choice. Everyone thinks he’s a cool guy. Everyone will see this whole transaction as being something that’s not only best for him, but best for everyone. (It’s always best if populations believe that they have made their own decisions.)
Although, at the moment, there are no clear indicators of what everyone’s timeline is, H-hour is certainly well before the Emperor’s death. *That* would completely undermine the shellgame changing-of-the-guard. And further disallow the narrative that everything was for the best for everyone…because the current Emperor wouldn’t exactly be “blessing” the incoming one, so to speak. Perception management, and whatnot.
As with that last article on this, I’m still not sure how the main stream media isn’t tracking with all this. I mean…I get it. Undercurrent foreign political developments *not* in a country that is geographically dominantly desert with offset stability due to threatened or actual violent religious extremism. Sure.
But how can even remotely coherent journalists and analysts *not* see this shit as (before) it unfolds?
Japan’s been appointed as a non-permanent Security Council member more than any other country on the grid. As mentioned, they’ve established and maintained top tier positions–yet not first–in every relevant metric for developed nations on Earth. The single human in existence that is *needed* for Japan to kick the tires and light the fires is the man who sits upon the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Beyond that, it’s smoke and mirrors.