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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report by Shinya Ajima and Miya Tanaka, carried in English by Japanese news agency Kyodo
Tokyo, 30 March: Japan's male-dominant imperial succession may have no real basis, a member of the government panel on the issue suggested Wednesday [30 March]. "There are no proper historical documents that clearly explain why the male line (to the throne) has been favoured," Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, a former University of Tokyo president who heads the panel, told a press conference.
In their third meeting at the prime minister's office, nine of 10 panel members discussed the historical and political background to …