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  Chrysanthemum Throne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chrysanthemum Throne (菊花紋章; kikukamonshō, or kikkamonshō) is the common name given to the Imperial throne of Japan.
The chrysanthemum (菊 kiku in Japanese) is the monshō, or crest, of the Emperor of Japan; therefore kikukamonshō literally means the Chrysanthemum Crest.
The Chrysanthemum Throne is the oldest continuing monarchy in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chrysanthemum_Throne   (288 words)

  
 Glossary: Chrysanthemum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Chrysanthemum is also a well-known herb used to prolong life.
The Chinese chrysanthemum with tight, incurved petals was brought to Japan by Zen Buddhist monks during the 5th century AD.
The throne of the Japanese 'Midado' is also known as the "Chrysanthemum Throne".
www.gotheborg.com /glossary/data/chrysanthemum.shtml   (266 words)

  
 Chrysanthemum Throne a closely guarded secret - smh.com.au
A gabled three-storey house in a district not far from Tokyo Bay was recently the subject of an impassioned debate that says a lot about how the Japanese regard their imperial family.
As Britain's soap opera royalty lurches from one shabby crisis to the next, the Chrysanthemum Throne retains a respect and popularity they only dream about at Buckingham Palace.
The agreed censorship has also extended to the issue of whether Aiko could ascend the throne - a moot point given the imperial family has not produced a male heir in 30 years.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/12/06/1038950196395.html?oneclick=true   (1067 words)

  
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The chrysanthemum originated in China, probably sometime before 500 BC During the fourth century, a poet named Tao Yuan Ming refused a high government post and returned to his chrysanthemum garden.
The throne of the Midado was known as the "Chrysanthemum Throne." Ki-Ku, also known as the "Queen of the East," is the personal emblem of the Emperor.
The botanists gave it the name chrysanthemum, which comes from the Greek for "golden flower." "Chrysos" means "gold" and "anthos" means "flower." Over 700 varieties of chrysanthemums are in existence today.
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 Japanese Culture - Royalty - The Imperial Family
The eagerly anticipated birth of a male heir to the Crown Prince was even thought of in terms of an event that could spark Japan's economic revival.
This was proposed on the grounds of sexual equality and the fact that there have been 8 women on the throne in the past.
The birth of a son to Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko in September 2006 may have put this issue on the shelf for another generation.
www.japan-zone.com /culture/imperial.shtml   (1064 words)

  
 Baby boy ends 40-year wait for heir to chrysanthemum throne | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/AP Japan's increasingly fraught 40-year wait for an heir to the chrysanthemum throne ended this morning when Princess Kiko, the wife of the second in line, gave birth to a boy by caesarean section at a private Tokyo hospital.
The 39-year-old princess was taken into the operating theatre shortly before 8am local time to undergo the procedure, which had been planned for weeks after her doctors spotted a minor complication.
The boy, whose name wasn't immediately announced, becomes the third in line to the chrysanthemum throne after his uncle, Crown Prince Naruhito, and his father, Prince Akishino.
www.guardian.co.uk /japan/story/0,,1865653,00.html   (650 words)

  
 Asia Times Online - The trusted news source for information on Japan
TOKYO - Media reports suggesting that Japan's Crown Princess Masako is suffering from severe depression - linked to heavy pressure on her to produce a son and heir - has revived a debate over the idea of allowing an empress to occupy the 2,000-year-old Chrysanthemum Throne.
Against this backdrop, changing the law to allow an empress to reign - and given the alteration of notions of gender equality this would bring - is deeply disturbing to Japan's influential rightists.
The conservative Shukan Bunshun, a leading weekly news magazine, quoted imperial household watchers as saying a law to usher in female accession to the throne would be too complicated and would pose a risk to the continuation of the monarchy.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Japan/FF02Dh04.html   (1020 words)

  
 Meet Hisahito, Heir to Japanese Throne
The first male heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne in four decades was named Hisahito, meaning "virtuous, calm and everlasting." The signboard reads: Congratulations on the naming of Prince Hisahito.
The first male heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne in four decades was named Hisahito — meaning ''virtuous, calm and everlasting,'' — on Tuesday, the Imperial Household Agency announced.
The government was set to introduce a bill earlier this year to change a 1947 law that limits the throne to only men in an all-male line to the emperor.
www.happynews.com /news/9122006/meet-hisahito-heir-japanese-throne.htm   (467 words)

  
 Is Japan Finally Fit For A Queen?, CSM: After 26 Centuries, Change For Chrysanthemum Throne - CBS News
The move was precipitated by a dearth of male heirs in the royal family and reflects changing perceptions of women in Japanese society.
Debate surrounding the possibility of a female monarch has grown since 2001, when the birth of Princess Aiko spotlighted the fact that the Chrysanthemum Throne was fast running out of male heirs.
Naruhito's younger brother Prince Fumihito is second in line for the throne, but beyond him there are only a few elderly uncles and doddering male cousins in the wings.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/07/28/world/main712542.shtml   (623 words)

  
 Japan to allow princess to take throne - World News - MSNBC.com
Princess Aiko, 3, will be next in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne after her father, Crown Prince Naruhito, under legal changes being drafted by the government, a news agency reported Monday.
The current law bars women from ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne and no boy has been born to the imperial family since the 1960s.
A woman last sat on the Chrysanthemum Throne from 1762 to 1771, when Empress Gosakuramachi reigned until abdicating in favor of her nephew.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7007877   (689 words)

  
 Chrysanthemum Throne - Imperial Throne of Japan
Chrysanthemum Throne is the common name given to the Imperial throne of Japan.
The chrysanthemum (kiku in Japanese) is the coat of arms of the Japanese Emperor.
The Chrysanthemum throne is the oldest monarchy in the world.
www.japan-101.com /government/chrysanthemum_throne.htm   (298 words)

  
 HELLO!
Hirohito became the country's first monarch to travel abroad, and broke with tradition in allowing his son to marry a commoner — today’s Empress Michiko.
Consistently behind the throne, however, protecting and upholding centuries-old traditions and rituals, has been the Imperial Household Agency, a unit responsible for every aspect of running the palace.
The rigid nature of the conservative Agency, which is noted for its secrecy, has been cited in both the slow modernisation of the monarchy and the difficulties those who have married into the family have experienced.
www.hellomagazine.com /royalty/specials/japaneseroyal/pagina_2_1.html   (220 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Japan bill to let women on throne
In an annual keynote speech, he said the move was needed "in order that the imperial throne be continued into the future in a stable manner".
But he said it would be in line with the conclusions of a government panel which last year recommended letting women inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Masako, 42, has partially withdrawn from public life due to a stress-related illness, said to be partly induced by the pressure on her to produce an heir.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4630464.stm   (521 words)

  
 The Chrysanthemum Throne - New York Times
This necessary rewrite of the emperor's role in history began almost immediately, with the enthusiastic cooperation of court officials, MacArthur's headquarters and former Japanese military and civilian leaders.
Even those officials on trial for war crimes loyally adapted their testimony so as to shield the throne from any blame.
The emperor now emerged as a kind of closet pacifist, a mainly symbolic head of state, a constitutional monarch who was legally powerless to resist the military and may even have been coerced by them.
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 ABC News: Japan May Allow Women to Ascend Throne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Koizumi did not provide details of the bill or when it would be submitted, but he said the proposal would be in line with the findings of a high-level panel, which has recommended letting female heirs assume the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Japan's imperial family has not produced a male heir since the 1960s, and public opinion is strongly in favor of changing a 1947 law to allow Crown Prince Naruhito's 4-year-old daughter Aiko to become a reigning empress.
"In order that the imperial throne be continued into the future in a stable manner, the government will submit a bill to reform the Imperial Household Law," Koizumi said in what could be his last annual policy speech to Parliament.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1524694   (432 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Banzai! Birth of a healthy boy solves imperial heir shortage, at least for now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The boy is third in line to the throne, after Crown Prince Naruhito and the boy's father, Prince Akishino.
The government considered a law to allow women on the throne, but the proposal was shelved in February when Kiko announced her pregnancy.
While eight women have ruled as emperor over the centuries, the last taking the throne in 1762, they served mostly as placeholders until a suitable male could be found.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-09-05-japan-heir_x.htm?csp=34   (994 words)

  
 Chrysanthemum Throne: A History of the Emperors of Japan, The Pacific Affairs - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Chrysanthemum Throne: A History of the Emperors of Japan, The Pacific Affairs - Find Articles
Chrysanthemum Throne: A History of the Emperors of Japan, The
The Chrysanthemum Throne is a brisk, accurate, mildly interesting survey of all the emperors of Japan.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3680/is_199910/ai_n8856761   (659 words)

  
 Aiko, Princess Toshi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On January 20, 2006, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi used part of his annual keynote speech to address the controversy when he pledged to submit a bill to the Diet letting women ascend to the throne in order that the imperial throne be continued into the future in a stable manner.
Koizumi did not announce a timing for the legislation to be introduced nor did he provide details about the content but he did note that it would be in line with the conclusions of the 2005 government panel.
Proposals to change the male-only law of imperial succession were shelved temporarily after it was announced in February 2006 that the Crown Prince's younger brother, Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko were expecting their third child.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aiko,_Princess_Toshi   (484 words)

  
 The Chrysanthemum Crest  bronze   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Chrysanthemum (kiku in Japanese) is the coat of arms of the Japanese Emperor and the Chrysanthemum Throne which is the common name given to the Imperial Throne of Japan, the oldest monarchy in the world.
The Emperor's unique Chrysanthemum Crest was therefore required and sculptor Ian G Brennan was commissioned to produce the Emperor's Crest.
A smaller scale 6 inches high one third scale version of the Chrysanthemum Crest was produced by the sculptor to insure the proportions and design of the crest was absolutely correct..
www.heraldicsculptor.com /chrysa.htm   (299 words)

  
 Absinthe & Cookies (a bit bitter, a bit sweet): Painting The Chrysanthemum Throne Pink   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Three of four academics told a government panel on Imperial succession Wednesday it would be acceptable to revise the current law to allow females to sit on the Chrysanthemum Throne, although two said males should be given preference.
It was the second time the advisory panel heard expert opinions; the first was at the previous meeting on May 31.
The panel is discussing ways to ensure a stable Imperial succession, as the Imperial family is facing a difficult situation since no male heirs have been born since 1965.
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 Japanese prince is named Hisahito - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune
TOKYO The new Japanese prince, the first male heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne to be born in four decades, on Tuesday was named Hisahito - meaning "virtuous, calm and everlasting," the Imperial Household Agency announced.
The infant, who was born Sept. 6 and is third in line to be the country's emperor, was named during a five-minute ceremony following age-old imperial rites at the Tokyo hospital where the prince and his mother, Princess Kiko, who turned 40 the day before, are still recovering.
The new royal's birth forestalled a looming crisis for Japan's century's old imperial family, which was badly in need of a fresh male heir.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/09/12/news/web.0912prince.php   (344 words)

  
 Baby news and blues: Japanese support wanes for woman on the throne | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
TOKYO – Japan may delay submitting a bill that would allow women to ascend the imperial throne on the news that Princess Kiko, the wife of the current Emperor's second son, Fumihito, is six weeks pregnant.
The Chrysanthemum Throne is currently undergoing something of a succession crisis due to a dearth of male heirs, and the bill to allow women and their progeny to take the throne has widely been seen as a matter of necessity to stabilize the line.
Prince Tomohito of Mikasa, an elderly cousin of the emperor and sixth in line for the throne, broke the silence of the royal family last year by suggesting that the practice of using concubines be revived.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/0210/p04s02-woap.html   (823 words)

  
 wcbstv.com - New Prince Born In Japan
The boy is the third in line to the throne, after Crown Prince Naruhito and Kiko's husband, Prince Akishino.
Japan's 1947 succession law allows only males to ascend the throne, and prior to Wednesday's Naruhito and Akishino were the only royals eligible for the crown.
Emperor Akihito's eldest son, Naruhito, has a daughter with his wife Masako, but the couple have no sons, meaning there is no one to inherit the throne after he and his brother.
wcbstv.com /entertainment/entertainment_story_249012459.html   (465 words)

  
 HeraldNet: Aiko, 4, could be an empress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
"In order that the imperial throne be continued into the future in a stable manner, the government will submit a bill to reform the Imperial Household Law," Koizumi said Friday in what could be his last annual policy speech to Parliament.
The idea of allowing female succession has gained strength in recent years as the imperial family, which is deeply respected in Japan, has faced the growing possibility of succession crisis.
The prince, who is fifth in line to the throne, also suggested emperors be allowed to adopt sons and the aristocracy - disbanded after World War II - be revived to create a larger pool of marriage partners and potential heirs.
www.heraldnet.com /stories/06/01/22/100wir_a8empress001.cfm   (641 words)

  
 Abbeys Bookshop - Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne
Ben Hills' Princess Masako steals a fascinating look behind the Chrysanthemum Curtain' into the arcane world of the Japanese royal family.This dramatic portrayal of a modern-day oriental fairytale turned on its head details how Masako Owada struggles with the daily pressures of life in Japan's imperial court.
Japan's royal dynasty, the world's oldest with a 2600-year history faces an uncertain future if Masako and her Crown Prince Naruhito cannot produce a male child - but, after thirteen years of marriage, both are in their forties and have only a daughter, little Aiko, reportedly born with the help of IVF.
The Emperor struggles with cancer, and the imperial system is in crisis.Ben Hills' fascinating portrait of Masako and the Chrysanthemum Throne draws on more than a year of research in Tokyo and rural JWhy did Kunaicho, the powerful bureaucrats of the Imperial Household Agency, oppose the marriage?
www.abbeys.com.au /items.asp?productcode=1741660149   (559 words)

  
 The Newest Imperial Chrysanthemum
An interesting little factoid is that this little bundle of joy was born to the Chrysanthemum Throne three days before Kiku-no Sekku, the Chrysanthemum Festival.
Chrysanthemums are also the national flower of Japan.
So, in light of all of this, all I can say is "Long live the Chrysanthemum Throne!" and long may my chrysanthemums bloom in my garden, hopefully for as long as the Chrysanthemum Throne reigns.
www.thisgardenisillegal.com /2006/10/newest-imperial-chrysanthemum.html   (1012 words)

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