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Japan’s Emperor Akihito begins abdication ceremonies

Japan’s Emperor Akihito begins abdication ceremonies



Emperor Akihito prayed to a Shinto sun goddess on Tuesday, starting a string of ceremonies to end a 30-year reign. The 85-year-old, Japan’s first emperor to abdicate in two centuries, will cede power to his son Naruhito.



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Publish date : 2019-04-30 06:31:00

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