• Kyodo


Emperor Akihito probably will be discharged Sunday from University of Tokyo Hospital, where he is recovering from heart bypass surgery, according to sources close to the Imperial Household Agency.

The Emperor, 78, is undergoing rehabilitation to restore cardiac function after undergoing surgery for angina Feb. 18. It was his first operation since 2003, when he went under the knife for prostate cancer.

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