It's a Boy! Sigh of Relief in Japan?

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At the end of World War II, Japan's Emperor Hirohito surrendered to American forces.  Since then, Japan has become a thriving democracy, but the Imperial family, which dates to the 6th Century BC, remains as the oldest hereditary monarchy in the world. Today, a new heir was born--the first male in 41 years.  Will that end the debate about female succession?

Credits

Guest:
Takashi Fujitani - Associate Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego

Host:
Warren Olney