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Japan crown prince says will devote himself &quot;body and soul&quot; to job as emperor

Emperor Akihito, 83, who has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, said in rare public remarks last year he feared age might make it hard for him to continue to fulfill his duties.
Zee News

Japan clears way for 1st emperor abdication in over 200 years

Japan's parliament passed a law today that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries.
DNA Also reported by •Deccan Herald

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News video: Law to allow Japanese Emperor to abdicate

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Japan’s parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate. The 83-year-old has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, and said last year he feared his age might make it..
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News video: Japanese Emperor Akihito Will Be Allowed to Abdicate

Japanese Emperor Akihito Will Be Allowed to Abdicate 01:04

The country's Parliament passed a special law Friday that enables Emperor Akihito to abdicate, something the monarch has hinted at wanting.
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News video: Japanese react to bill allowing emperor's abdication

Japanese react to bill allowing emperor's abdication 00:55

The Japanese government approves a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.
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News video: Japan's Parliament Considers Bill To Abdicate Aging Emperor Akihito

Japan's Parliament Considers Bill To Abdicate Aging Emperor Akihito 00:59

On Friday, Japan's cabinet approved a draft bill that, if passed into law by parliament, will permit the country's aging Emperor Akihito to abdicate from the throne. The 83 year-old Emperor voiced..
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News video: Japan: Emperor Akihito ‘abdication bill’ backed by cabinet

Japan: Emperor Akihito ‘abdication bill’ backed by cabinet 01:22

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government passed a bill on Friday that would allow Japan’s elderly Emperor, Akihito, to abdicate. Parliamentary approval is still needed but no obstacles are envisaged...
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Japan's Parliament passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate

Japan's Parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate, clearing the way for the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries and the accession of his son. The upper..
All India Radio Also reported by •newKerala.comSifyDNAANI NewsZee News

Japan's parliament clears way for emperor's abdication

Japan's Parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate, clearing the way for the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries and the accession of his son. The upper..
All India Radio Also reported by •IndiaTimesZee NewsReuters IndiaDNA

Five things to know about the Japanese royals

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko journey to sites of natural disasters to console victims, most notably after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Zee News

Abdication of Japan's emperor moves a step closer

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication moved a step closer on Friday when the lower house of parliament approved a bill paving the way for the first such abdication in nearly two..
Reuters India

Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

The Japanese government today approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.Chief Cabinet Secretary..
All India Radio Also reported by •newKerala.comSifyDNAANI NewsZee NewsIndiaTimes

The bill will now be sent to parliament, where it is expected to get passed.

The bill will allow Emperor Akihito to hand over the Chrysanthemum Throne over to Crown Prince Naruhito.
DNA

Factbox: Japan emperor worked to heal wounds of war, get closer to people

Japan's cabinet approved a bill on Friday to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries, after he said last year he feared..
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