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State preparations get underway for Emperor's abdication

Apr 30, 2018

State preparations get underway for Emperor's abdication

With just a year to go until Emperor Akihito's abdication next year Japan is stepping up its governmental, logistic and cultural preparations for the rare event. The Imperial abdication on April 30, 2019, will be the first since Emperor Kokaku relinquished his title in 1817, ...