What does an emperor symbolize?
The Emperor represents a strategic thinker who sets out plans that he must see through. He is a symbol of the masculine principle – the paternal figure in life that gives structure, creates rules and systems, and imparts knowledge.
What power does emperor have?
The Emperor is limited to symbolic roles, such as performing “acts in matters of state” as stipulated in the Constitution. Like in Britain and Scandinavian countries, the Japanese monarch does not have a political function. In all his state functions, the Emperor must have the advice and approval of the cabinet.
What is the power of emperor?
1 The Emperor performs only such acts in matters of state as are provided for in the Constitution, and has no powers related to government (Constitution, Article 4(1)).