Japan panel endorses Emperor Akihito's abdication

TOKYO - A Japanese government panel has endorsed Emperor Akihito's apparent desire to abdicate but avoided a key question of succession amid a declining royal population. The six-member advisory panel in its final report Friday proposed Akihito abdicate ... ( read original story ...)

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told a news conference. Japanese investors have stepped up buying of foreign bonds in recent years as an alternative to low-yielding domestic bonds. In the last financial year ended in March, Japanese insurers bought a record 7.76 trillion yen ($71.2 ... ( read original story ...)

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... a controversial shrine to Japan's war dead seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, a move likely to spark protest, Kyodo news agency reported. The offering at the Yasukuni Shrine spring festival came as Japan seeks ... ( read original story ...)

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