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Japan’s new era pits liberal emperor against conservative prime minister

Japan’s Reiwa, or “Beautiful Harmony” era, which got under way with the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito on May 1, may become unattractively contentious: It could become a covert war between the new emperor and the Shinzo Abe government over the constitution itself. May 3, the third day of Reiwa, was Constitution Memorial Day, a national […]