Showing posts with label Emperor Akihito. Show all posts
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Friday, June 9, 2017

NEWS: Japan Okays Landmark Bill For Emperor Akihito To Dictate Abdication


 In international news, Japan's parliament has passed a one-off bill to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, the first emperor to do so in 200 years.

According to news sources, the 83-year-old said last year that his age and health were making it hard for him to fulfill his official duties.