Japan's Emperor Akihito

Japan’s Emperor Akihito To Abdicate – The Country’s First in Two Centuries

Due to ill health, Emperor Akihito has decided to abdicate (possibly in 2018) and Japan’s government has passed a special law to allow it – but only for him. He will likely be succeeded by his eldest son, Naruhito.

(via Reuters, Mainichi, and Time)

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