|The Breast star of the order of the chrysanthemum.|
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The Emperor (Japanese: tennō, "heavenly emperor") acts as a high priest in the ancestral religion Shintō, although his claim to divine origin from Amaterasu was formally renounced after World War II.Under the provisions of the current Constitution of Japan, the Emperor is a "symbol of the state and the unity of its people"; he has no real political power but is regarded as a ceremonial Head of State and constitutional monarch.
Chrysanthemum Throne According to legends, is the oldest continuing monarchy in the world. In Nihonshoki it is said that the Empire of Japan was founded in 660 BC by Emperor Jimmu. . Despite the fact that there had previously been eight female Emperors (in Japan only the wife of an Emperor is called an Empress), under Japanese Imperial law women have been forbidden from reigning since the late 19th century.