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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..
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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

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