What Countries Still Have an Emperor Today? Japan…and the Philippines!

I live in a city that used to have emperors and I am married to a woman who comes from a country that, like Japan, still has an Emperador.

The Philippines is actually a country that has two heads of state: one is ang Presidente while the other is ang Emperador.

The Emperador is more powerful than ang Presidente because ang Presidente is nakaupo sa palasyo or sitting in the palace while ang Emperador is nakatayo sa mesa or standing on the table, therefore the Emperador is higher than the president!

China is a big country and the Philippines pales in comparison but the Philippines has something that those big powers lack: ang Emperador!

(former) president of the Philippines
Emperador of the Philippines (“Emperador” Brandy) standing on the table

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