Would you want to be an emperor?
This week, Emperor Naruhito became the 126th leader of Japan’s imperial family, which has ruled the country since 660 BC. Until World War Two, emperors had immense power and were seen as demi-gods. Now, their main duties are attending and ceremonies consoling the nation in times of crisis, but they still live lives of privilege and luxury. Would you like to be an emperor? What do you think? Discuss this week’s “You Decide” with the rest of your class and make your vote!