Japan’s First Abdication After 202 Years

Japan’s First Abdication in 202 Years

TOKYO, Japan – Japan’s Emperor Akihito, 85, steps down on April 30, 2019, the Prime Minister announced Friday, December 1, 2018. This is the first retirement in more than two centuries in the world’s oldest imperial family. The last emperor to abdicate was Kokaku in 1817, who stepped down to make way for his son….

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