Japan's Mystery of MAJESTY
Below is my comment on the article of "Japan's Mystery of MAJESTY", Page 16, TIME, August 31, 2006.
As one of the Japanese ordinary citizens, I felt some sympathy with the royal family because it seems that the Imperial Household Agency has been overly interfering with the family affairs to preserve its dignity as the symbol of the state and resulted in the tail wagging the dog situation between the agency and the family.
In order to recover the trust from the public, this shadowy government body should act sincerely as the servant of the Imperial family as well as the people. What is more important, we as the Japanese citizens loving the royal family, should watch every detail of the agency’s behaviors more carefully.