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Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate in 2019

Friday, December 01, 2017 - 02:04

Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his nearly three decades on Japan’s throne seeking to soothe the wounds of World War Two, will step down on April 30, 2019 - the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries.

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Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate in 2019

Friday, December 01, 2017 - 02:04