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Japan cabinet approves bill to allow emperor to abdicate

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved a bill on Friday that would allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries.
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