Emperor's abdication issue a complicated matter for all involved - The Mainichi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apparently withheld from making in-depth comments on the issue of Emperor Akihito's abdication, while he partially influenced the selection of experts who were interviewed by a panel to the government on the issue, it has ...

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 ...

Japan Is One Step Closer to Allowing Emperor's Abdication - New Tang Dynasty Television

Last August, emperor Akihito announced his wishes to abdicate, citing his advanced age that might affect his ability to fulfill his duties. The emperor is currently 83 years old. Current Japanese law does not allow the monarch to give up the throne ...

Will Japan allow its Emperor to abdicate? Interim report suggests Akihito could get his hinted wish - Yahoo News

The abdication of Japan's emperor – an event not seen in 200 years – took a step closer to becoming reality Monday, as a government panel released an interim report suggesting legislation to permit a one-time move, allowing the 83-year-old Emperor ...

Japanese struggling with emperor question - Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Japan could pass a one-off bill allowing retirement-ready Emperor Akihito to step down in what would be the first abdication in over two centuries. The option is one of several from experts tackling the question. They are expected to make a final ...

Japan Explores Ways For Emperor To Abdicate The Throne - WEAA

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. Originally published on January ...

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 ...

Panel's report support letting Japan's emperor abdicate - Beloit Daily News

FILE - 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 possible abdication of the emperor ...

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. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. 1/2. left. right.

Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered - InterAksyon

Japan's Emperor Akihito makes his appearance to open the ordinary session of parliament in Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai. Tweet · InterAksyon.com. The online news portal of TV5. TOKYO - Japan is moving to adopt a law allowing ...

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

Japan 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 ...

One-off abdication law eyed for Japan emperor - AsiaOne

Japan 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 ...

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

Emperor 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 ...

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

TOKYO -- 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 ...

Japan May Abdicate Emperor – A First Since 1817 - Daily Disruption

Japan's octogenarian Emperor Akihito might retire from his position. This is something that has not taken place over the past two centuries. The country is planning to create a new law allowing the abdication.

Report to support Akihito abdication - NEWS.com.au

A Japanese government panel studying a possible abdication of Emperor Akihito is set to release an interim report that supports enacting special legislation that is applicable only to him. The six-member panel is looking at how to accommodate Akihito's ...

Emperor Akihito opens Japanese National Diet - Royal Central

His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Akihito of Japan, opened the Japanese National Diet this Friday. Reading a prepared speech within the upper assembly, it marks Japan's 189th Ordinary Session since the first Imperial Diet was opened by Emperor Meiji on 29 ...