Imperial abdication committee holds first meeting

Oct 17, 2016

Imperial abdication committee holds first meeting

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A government advisory panel met Monday for the first time to discuss measures to reduce Emperor Akihito’s public duties, with the central issue expected to be whether and how an emperor should be allowed to abdicate due to advanced age. There is no provision ...

Oct 2, 2016

Abdication panel plans first session on Oct. 17

A panel set up by the government to discuss the potential abdication of Emperor Akihito is likely to hold its first session on Oct. 17, government sources said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will join the first meeting of the six experts, the sources said ...