Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

TOKYO: Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his nearly three decades on Japan's throne seeking to soothe the wounds of World War Two, will step down on April 30, 2019: the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries. A 10-member ...


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Akihito to become first Japanese emperor to abdicate in 200 years

Akihito and Michiko will move into a new home after they vacate the imperial palace. Japan's government rushed to draw up legislation to accommodate Akihito's wishes because the 1947 imperial household law has no provision for abdications. The last ...


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