: The expectation is apparently that the Emperor
: will abdicate in favor of the Crown Prince
: at the end of 2018.
Strange to have a one time law.
I wonder how the Coronation of the next Emperor will be effected when there is a living former Emperor. Isn't it a part of the ritual that the Emperor enters a special tent or building, where he puts on the Imperial costume and the goddess Amaterasu takes her residence in the Emperor. (This is a Shinto ritual.)