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Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate

Japan's Cabinet has approved for legislative debate a bill to allow 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to abdicate. The legislation endorsed Friday would allow Crown Prince Naruhito to succeed his father as … Click to Continue »
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