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Are the Emperor and His Son Really Feuding?

Saturday, March 12, 2005 Posted: 09:22 PM JST

"I don't buy the story that Naruhito's mom and dad are so upset. What has happened is that the Imperial Household Agency, the massive, largely secret bureacracy that manages the affairs of Japan's imperial family, was irritated by the Crown Prince's honesty, and lapse of protocol," writes longtime Japan expert Steve Clemons in his Washington Note.

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