Japan panel begins to study emperor's possible abdication

Unlike many European countries where abdication of kings and queens are relatively common, Japan’s modern imperial law doesn’t allow abdication, and Japan’s postwar constitution stipulates the emperor as a mere “symbol” with no political power or say.
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