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3Novices:Japanese government approves bill to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate

Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved a bill to allow Emperor Akihito to hand over the Chrysanthemum throne to Crown Prince Naruhito in what would be Japan’s first abdication in roughly 200 years.
The government envisions December 2018, when the emperor turns 85 years old, as a possible timing for his abdication, and that the nation’s “gengo” era name, which remains in use for the length of an emperor’s reign, will likely change at the start of 2019, sources…
May 19, 2017 at 07:57AM http://ift.tt/2qXQT8W
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