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Japan Explores Ways For Emperor To Abdicate The Throne - NPR

Emperor Akihito, seen here with Empress Michiko during a state visit to the Philippines last year, could be allowed to abdicate if Japan's legislature changes the law governing the throne. Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption. Dondi ...and more »

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

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

Japan looks to ancient precedents as it plans emperor's abdication - Asian Correspondent

(File) Japanese Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers during a public appearance for New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Image via Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon. 5. Social Buzz. JAPAN is moving to adopt a law allowing its ...and more »

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

Prime 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 heads ...and more »

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

A 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 »

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

Japanese 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.Kim Kyung-Hoon. Reuters Staff. 3 Min Read ...and more »

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

The 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. Share. By: AFP | Tokyo | Published ...and more »