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‘Graceful Exit’: Japan’s Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But It’s Not That Easy

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti

Reports of Emperor Akihito’s decision to abdicate came as a shock to many in Japan as the country’s current legal framework prevents abdication of a sitting emperor. Sputnik discussed the issue with Moscow-based Japanese-affairs exp...

Japan's Emperor Akihito Hints at Abdication

News : Newsweek: US

Japan ese Emperor Akihito, 82, in a rare video address to the public on Monday, said he worried that age may make it difficult for him to fully carry out his duties, remarks widely seen as suggesting he wants to abdicate. Public bro...

Japan's Emperor Akihito Reportedly Plans To Abdicate The Throne

News : Huffington Post

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan ese Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his time on the throne trying to heal the wounds of World War Two, intends to abdicate in a few years, public broadcaster NHK and other domestic media said on Wednes...

Japan’s Emperor Akihito: Why it Matters if The Leader of the World’s Oldest Hereditary Monarchy Abdicates

News : Newsweek: US

At age 82, and in declining health, the emperor of Japan, Akihito, indicated in a televised address on August 9 that he is contemplating abdication from the world’s oldest hereditary monarchy. In itself, that would seem unremarkable...

Japan emperor abdication debate could stir discussion on female succession

News : Reuters: World News

TOKYO (Reuters) - Reports that Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to abdicate within a few years could re-open debate about female succession, but any such move is likely to provoke strong opposition within the current conservative ru...


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