Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

Japan’s parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country’s first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to ascend the throne. Japan …
( read original story …)


Related Post

New Osaka hotel making its mark
views 110
OSAKA -- A hotel that opened last year in Osaka ha...
Japan likely to hike tariffs on frozen beef import...
views 51
Japan to raise tariffs if data shows import surge ...
Key issues for Japan's economy as BOJ monetar...
views 102
TOKYO - Japan's central bank issued an upbeat asse...
Japan earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after 7.3...
views 91
An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 ha...
Nikkei surges to 2-year high, but other Asian mark...
views 72
But Japanese stocks wasted no time matching the br...
PHL products on display in Fabex Kansai
views 50
entitled “Philippine Seminar on Business Opportuni...
Nikkei Said to Plan FT-Branded English-Learning Pu...
views 92
Two years after buying the Financial Times, Nikkei...
Japan is addressing its 'death by overwork�...
views 78
The Japanese government hopes as many businesses a...
Japan to provide $7.73 billion in aid to Myanmar, ...
views 73
and drive it forward," Abe told a joint news confe...
Japan's population crisis just hit a 67-year ...
views 128
Ever since 1950 when Japan began tracking its popu...