Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Terrible as an army with banners?

The Corriere della Sera has this picture of the Indian Army on Parade for the celebration of the 56th Anniversary of the Indian republic.
In Japan it seems that constitutional preparations are being made to allow for a woman to sit on the throne.
A dynasty descended, according to legend, from the sun goddess Amaterasu is running out of male heirs after Crown Prince Naruhito, the 44-year-old son of Emperor Akihito.
It's interesting to note that Hirohito (the Emperor during the 2nd World War) was seemingly willing to surrender his claim to divinity - something that was copperfastened by the American drafters of the post-war Japanese Constitution which stated that the Emperor only derived his power from the people of Japan.

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