Are there many Japanese nobility today?

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Are there many Japanese nobility today?

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After the Japanese defeat to Allied forces in the Second World War, the Japanese system of nobility was largely dismantled with a democratic government being forcefully installed, although it remained under the control of the United States. With this dissolution, most noble members of Japanese society were stripped of their titles, although many still enjoy a relatively privileged status within society. The imperial line of the Japanese empire is still alive today, however, and is still seen as the spiritual and ceremonial head of the state.