News Headlines : Emperor Emeritus Akihito

JAPAN'S EMPEROR WANTS TO RETIRE -- BUT IS HE ALLOWED TO?


82-year-old Emperor Akihito is laying the groundwork to pass the role on to his oldest son, but even raising the prospect of abdicating could be unconstitutional... READ MORE

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JAPAN'S EMPEROR WANTS TO RETIRE. IS HE ALLOWED TO?


The Japanese public has warm feelings toward the current emperor... READ MORE

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JAPANS AILING 82-YEAR-OLD EMPEROR CONSIDERS STEPPING DOWN


News reports last month that Akihito would like to abdicate in favor of his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, 56, set off a round of hand-wringing throughout Japan... READ MORE

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Recent News Headlines : Emperor Emeritus Akihito

EMPEROR ANNOUNCES ABDICATION AS JAPAN MARKS END OF ERA


Akihito was the first modern emperor to marry a commoner, one of many changes he brought to the palace... READ MORE

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EMPEROR AKIHITO ABDICATION: WHY IS JAPANESE EMPEROR STEPPING DOWN?


Emperor Akihito Abdication Why Is Japanese Emperor Stepping Down?... READ MORE

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EMPEROR AKIHITO ANNOUNCES ABDICATION AS JAPAN MARKS END OF ERA


Akihito was the first emperor to marry a commoner, one of many changes he brought to the palace... READ MORE

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END OF AN ERA AS JAPAN'S EMPEROR AKIHITO ABDICATES


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JAPAN'S EMPEROR PRAYS FOR PEACE IN FIRST ABDICATION IN 200 YEARS


Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to..... READ MORE

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END OF AN ERA AS JAPAN'S EMPEROR ABDICATES


He said he would pray for the peace and happiness of all the people in Japan and around the world... READ MORE

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END OF AN ERA AS JAPAN'S EMPEROR ABDICATES


He said he would pray for the peace and happiness of all the people in Japan and around the world... READ MORE

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JAPANS EMPEROR AKIHITO ANNOUNCES ABDICATION


In the ceremony at the palace on Tuesday, Akihito also thanked his people for their support during his 30-year reign as emperor... READ MORE

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EMPEROR AKIHITO BEGINS ABDICATION RITUALS AS JAPAN MARKS END OF ERA


Japan's 85-year-old Emperor Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday and his son Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday... READ MORE

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EMPEROR AKIHITO SET TO ABDICATE IN JAPAN AFTER 30 YEARS TRYING TO MAKE AMENDS FOR THE WAR


During his peaceful 30 years at the helm of the Imperial Family, Emperor Akihito has perhaps been most..... READ MORE

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JAPAN EMPEROR AKIHITO ABDICATES THRONE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 200 YEARS


Updated April 30, 2019 11 32 39 am Emperor Akihito began his abdication rituals at a Shinto shrine Tuesday morning as Japan embraces the end of his reign... READ MORE

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EMPEROR AKIHITO PRAYS AHEAD OF JAPAN'S FIRST ABDICATION IN TWO CENTURIES


Emperor Akihito prays ahead of Japan's first abdication in two..... READ MORE

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EPISODE 2 A FIREBOMB IS TOSSED AT AKIHITO AND HE BECOMES AN EMPEROR WITH A MISSION


Imagine the intensity of public sentiment, then, during Akihito's trip, three years after Okinawa returned to Japanese control... READ MORE

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'JAPAN IS AT A CROSSROADS': EMPEROR AKIHITO TO ABDICATE USHERING IN NEW ERA


James Brown, a political science professor in Tokyo, says Japan's emperor is deeply popular among citizens... READ MORE

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JAPAN'S EMPEROR AKIHITO ENDS REIGN MARKED BY MODERNISATION


Born in 1933 just as Japan was embarking on its militaristic sweep across Asia, Akihito was 11 when World War Two ended in defeat... READ MORE

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AKIHITO TO BECOME FIRST JAPANESE EMPEROR TO ABDICATE IN 200 YEARS


Akihito and Michiko will move into a new home after they vacate the imperial palace... READ MORE

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TRUMP GREETS JAPANESE EMPEROR WITH A HANDSHAKE AND NOD


FILE PHOTO U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Emperor Akihito upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo November 14, 2009... READ MORE

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JAPAN'S PARLIAMENT CLEARS WAY FOR EMPEROR AKIHITO'S ABDICATION


Japan's parliament passed a law Friday allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years... READ MORE

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JAPAN PASSES LANDMARK BILL FOR EMPEROR AKIHITO TO ABDICATE


Japan's parliament has cleared the way for Emperor Akihito to abdicate by passing a landmark one-off bill... READ MORE

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FACTBOX: JAPAN EMPEROR WORKED TO HEAL WOUNDS OF WAR, GET CLOSER TO PEOPLE


Akihito will be succeeded by Crown Prince Naruhito, 57, the first Japanese emperor to have received a university degree, from Oxford University... READ MORE

19th May, 2017 6

JAPAN CABINET APPROVES EMPEROR AKIHITO ABDICATION BILL


But current Japanese law has no provision for abdication, thus requiring politicians to craft legislation to make it possible... READ MORE

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CHINESE JETS INTERCEPT US AIRCRAFT OVER EAST CHINA SEA, US SAYS


Akihito's abdication would mark the first time a Japanese emperor has abdicated the throne in around 200 years... READ MORE

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JAPAN'S EMPEROR AKIHITO SAYS HEALTH IS FAILING AND HINTS AT ABDICATION


Akihito ascended the throne after the death of his father, Hirohito, in whose name Japan fought the war... READ MORE

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'I AM WORRIED THAT IT MAY BECOME DIFFICULT FOR ME TO CARRY OUT MY DUTIES,' EMPEROR AKIHITO SAYS


Akihito has recently been cutting back on official duties, with his heir, 56-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, taking his place... READ MORE

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