Japan enacts law allowing emperor to abdicate

TOKYO – Japan’s parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years. The 83-year-old emperor expressed his apparent wish to abdicate last August, citing old age and health. Under the law enacted Friday …
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