Wednesday, July 13, 2016

emperor to abdicate

Japan's Emperor Akihito has announced his intention to abdicate in the coming years, public broadcaster NHK reports.
The 82-year-old, who has had health problems in recent years, reportedly does not wish to remain emperor if he has to reduce his official duties.
He has been head of state for 27 years and his abdication would be an unprecedented move in modern Japan.

1 comment:

  1. He can go hang with Pope Emeritus Benedict.