Emperor Akihito: Japan's government approves abdication bill

Under Japanese law, she will have to give up her royal status and live as a private citizen after her marriage. What is your reaction to this news? What might this mean for Japan? Please email haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk with your comments.
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