The Japanese government has given approval to a bill that, if passed in the legislature, will permit Emperor Akihito to abdicate the “Chrysanthemum Throne”, the BBC reports. Akihito, who is 83, gave strong hints last August that he was thinking of stepping down because health and age were making it difficult to perform his official…

via The Japanese Government Has Approved a Bill That Lets Emperor Akihito Abdicate — TIME

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