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Abe urges leaders of both Diet houses to deepen discussions on Emperor's abdication - The Japan Times

Abe urges leaders of both Diet houses to deepen discussions on Emperor's abdicationThe Japan TimesPrime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday urged the leaders of both houses of the Diet to deepen discussions on Emperor Akihito's possible abdication. Abe presented an interim report, presented on Monday by a government panel, to the heads and deputy ...and more »

Japan's Experts Panel Supports One-Off Case of Emperor's Abdication - Sputnik International;

Japan's Experts Panel Supports One-Off Case of Emperor's Abdication - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalJapan's Experts Panel Supports One-Off Case of Emperor's AbdicationSputnik InternationalA panel of experts set up by the Japanese government to discuss the potential abdication of Emperor Akihito declared on Monday that this one case could be applying only to him but not to future rulers, media reported. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to ...and more »

Will Japan allow its Emperor to abdicate? Interim report suggests Akihito could get his hinted wish - Christian Science Monitor;

Will Japan allow its Emperor to abdicate? Interim report suggests Akihito could get his hinted wish - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWill Japan allow its Emperor to abdicate? Interim report suggests Akihito could get his hinted wishChristian Science MonitorA government panel looking into the prospect of Emperor Akihito's abdication suggests that one-time legislation could permit the current emperor to step down from his duties, avoiding any permanent change to the system. Monitor's Best: Top 5 ...and more »

Japan Explores Ways For Emperor To Abdicate The Throne - NPR;

Japan Explores Ways For Emperor To Abdicate The Throne - NPR

NPRJapan Explores Ways For Emperor To Abdicate The ThroneNPRMonths after Japan's Emperor Akihito hinted that he would like to step down from the throne, a government panel has come up with ways for the monarch to abdicate his powers — something that's not provided for in Japanese law. Drawing on research and ...and more »

Japanese government panel leans to one-off law for emperor's abdication - Reuters;

Japanese government panel leans to one-off law for emperor's abdication - Reuters

ReutersJapanese government panel leans to one-off law for emperor's abdicationReutersJapanese Emperor Akihito attends a martial art competition celebrating the 130 years of anniversary of the foundation of the Imperial Guard in Tokyo, Japan, January 19, 2017. Picture taken on January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. 1/2. left. right.and more »

One-off abdication law eyed for Japan emperor to step down - The Indian Express;

One-off abdication law eyed for Japan emperor to step down - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressOne-off abdication law eyed for Japan emperor to step downThe Indian ExpressThe leading opposition Democratic Party opposes a one-off change, arguing this would not ensure stable future successions. It has advocated a revision to the permanent law that governs the imperial family. 0. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus ...and more »

Panel report supports letting Japan's emperor abdicate - CTV News;

Panel report supports letting Japan's emperor abdicate - CTV News

CTV NewsPanel report supports letting Japan's emperor abdicateCTV NewsTOKYO -- A government panel studying a possible abdication of Japanese Emperor Akihito released an interim report Monday in favour of enacting special legislation that would apply to him but not to future monarchs. The panel is looking at how to ...and more »

Panel to issue report supporting Japan Emperor abdication - The Hindu;

Panel to issue report supporting Japan Emperor abdication - The Hindu

The HinduPanel to issue report supporting Japan Emperor abdicationThe HinduIn this January 20, 2017 file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito makes appearance to open the ordinary session of parliament in Tokyo, Japan. | Photo Credit: Reuters. AP. TOKYO: January 23, 2017 11:48 IST. Updated: January 23, 2017 11:57 IST. more-in ...and more »

Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered - The Star Online;

Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered - The Star Online

The Star OnlineJapan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication ponderedThe Star OnlineTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is moving to adopt a law allowing its octogenarian Emperor Akihito to abdicate but many touchy topics, such as his title and duties, remain to be settled before the monarch can retire in a step unprecedented for two centuries.and more »

Japanese government panel leans to one-off law for emperor's abdication - Reuters;

Japanese government panel leans to one-off law for emperor's abdication - Reuters

ReutersJapanese government panel leans to one-off law for emperor's abdicationReutersJapanese Emperor Akihito attends a martial art competition celebrating the 130 years of anniversary of the foundation of the Imperial Guard in Tokyo, Japan, January 19, 2017. Picture taken on January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. 1/2. left. right.and more »

Japan looks at precedent-free path to abdication - Financial Times;

Japan looks at precedent-free path to abdication - Financial Times

Financial TimesJapan looks at precedent-free path to abdicationFinancial TimesJapan is likely to pass a one-off law to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate without setting a precedent, highlighting the constitutional tensions created by his plans to end his reign. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we ...and more »

One-off abdication law eyed for Japan emperor - AsiaOne

One-off abdication law eyed for Japan emperorAsiaOneJapan could pass a one-off bill allowing its retirement-ready emperor to step down, a government panel said Monday, in what would be the first abdication in over two centuries. The option was one of several presented by the group of experts charged ...and more »

Panel's report supports letting Japan's emperor abdicate - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News;

Panel's report supports letting Japan's emperor abdicate - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsPanel's report supports letting Japan's emperor abdicateCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsTOKYO -- A government panel studying a possible abdication of Japanese Emperor Akihito released an interim report Monday in favour of enacting special legislation that would apply to him but not to future monarchs. The panel is looking at how to ...and more »

Panel's report support letting Japan's emperor abdicate - The Seattle Times;

Panel's report support letting Japan's emperor abdicate - The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesPanel's report support letting Japan's emperor abdicateThe Seattle TimesFILE – In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito reads a statement to formally open the ordinary Diet session at the upper house of parliament in Tokyo. A Japanese government panel studying a... (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File ...and more »

Japanese Emperor's Abdication Moves a Step Closer - Wall Street Journal;

Japanese Emperor's Abdication Moves a Step Closer - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalJapanese Emperor's Abdication Moves a Step CloserWall Street JournalTOKYO—There is a strong case for allowing Japan's 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to step down, a government panel said Monday, giving Parliament a green light to permit the first abdication in the nation's modern history. The emperor expressed his desire ...and more »

Japanese Panel Signals Support for One-Time Law to Let Emperor Abdicate - New York Times;

Japanese Panel Signals Support for One-Time Law to Let Emperor Abdicate - New York Times

New York TimesJapanese Panel Signals Support for One-Time Law to Let Emperor AbdicateNew York TimesEmperor Akihito of Japan, right, receiving a document before his opening address to Parliament this month. The governing party is expected to propose an abdication measure in April that would apply only to him. Credit Kimimasa Mayama/European ...and more »

Abdication expected for only current Emperor - The Japan News

Abdication expected for only current EmperorThe Japan NewsThe Yomiuri Shimbun A government advisory panel released Monday its points of discussion on the Emperor's abdication, which indicated that it would be desirable to enable only the current Emperor to abdicate. Starting Tuesday, the government will brief ...and more »

Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered - The Star Online;

Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered - The Star Online

The Star OnlineJapan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication ponderedThe Star OnlineTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is moving to adopt a law allowing its octogenarian Emperor Akihito to abdicate but many touchy topics, such as his title and duties, remain to be settled before the monarch can retire in a step unprecedented for two centuries.and more »

Panel report supports one-off legislation on emperor's abdication - Nikkei Asian Review

Panel report supports one-off legislation on emperor's abdicationNikkei Asian ReviewTOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government advisory panel studying the possible abdication of Emperor Akihito released an interim report Monday emphasizing the merits of allowing the move under legislation applying only to him, effectively backing the plan sought ...and more »

Panel issues report supporting special legislation for emperor's abdication - Japan Today;

Panel issues report supporting special legislation for emperor's abdication - Japan Today

Japan TodayPanel issues report supporting special legislation for emperor's abdicationJapan TodayPanel issues report supporting special legislation for emperor's abdication Emperor Akihito reads a statement to formally open the ordinary Diet session on Jan 20. AP photo. TOKYO —. A government panel studying a possible abdication of Japanese ...and more »