Japan: First abdication in two centuries, Emperor Akihito to step down

The Japanese government approved the bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne. The Japanese government approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first …
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