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Tokyo -- Now that Japan's parliament has cleared the way for Emperor Akihito to step down, the government is starting to dig into the details of the p.
The one-off legislation paving the way for the abdication of Emperor Akihito as early as next year, enacted last week with near-unanimous support in the Diet, was a product of political compromise that either bypassed or left blurred various issues ...
Emperor Akihito is the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years. He recently had heart surgery and treatment for pancreatic cancer and said he worried his health would affect his ability to devote himself to the job.
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, and Crown Prince Naruhito walk at Haneda international airport in Tokyo.
If and when Akihito exercises his new freedom, he will be known as Retired Emperor until he dies, and thereafter as Emperor First Year - peace Everywhere.
A group of calendar makers told the government Wednesday they will suffer huge financial losses if the new era name to be adopted after the abdication of Emperor Akihito is not announced before January, saying they will have difficulty moving forward ...
Word of Princess Mako's impending engagement, followed by news of her successful trip to Bhutan, came like a breath of fresh air at a time when Emperor Akihito's wish to abdicate has dominated media coverage of the imperial family. At the same time ...
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, and Crown Prince Naruhito walk at Haneda international airport in Tokyo.
Akihito is the first emperor to ascend to the throne with his role defined as the symbol of the people under Japan's post-World War II pacifist Constitution.
Japan's parliament has approved a law permitting Emperor Akihito (left) to abdicate the throne as he requested. Members of the deliberately small royal family, including Empress Michiko (second from left), attend a spring garden party at the Akasaka Palac.
Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to ascend the throne.
Akihito ascended to the 2,000-year-old Chrysanthemum Throne when his father Emperor Hirohito died in 1989. Having a cardiac surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, Akihito in a televised address last year said age and health were interfering with ...
09 de junio de 2017, 11:13Tokyo, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese parliament has enacted today the law allowing Emperor Akihito to resign the throne, thereby opening the succession to his son and Crown Prince, Naruhito, NHK news agency reported.
Tokyo - Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to ascend the ...
In Japan heeft het Hogerhuis ingestemd met de regeling die de abdicatie van keizer Akihito mogelijk maakt. Daardoor kan hij nu waarschijnlijk eind volgend jaar met pensioen. Vorige week ging het Japanse Lagerhuis al akkoord met de regeling voor de ...
Tokyo - Japan's parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years.
Tokyo, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Japan's parliament enacted on Friday a law to allow Japan's Emperor Akihito to step down and pass his duties over to Crown Prince Naruhito.
Japan's parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become 1st monarch to abdicate in 200 years. By The Associated Press.
Tokyo (AP) - Japan's parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years.
Japan's parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population including male successors.
Tokyo (AP) - Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to ascend ...
vr 09/06/2017 - 07:04 Sandra Cardoen, Jeroen Reygaert, Francis Van Assche In Japan heeft het Hogerhuis ingestemd met de abdicatie (troonsafstand) van keizer Akihito. Vorige week ging het Lagerhuis al akkoord. Daardoor wordt het voor de 83-jarige ...
Tokyo (AP) - Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population including male successors.
Japan's lower house of parliament passed a bill on June 2 that allows ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, as it also called for a rare debate on the role of women in the male-dominated monarchy.
Tokyo, June 7 (Xinhua) -- A committee of the upper house of Japan's parliament on Wednesday passed a bill to allow Japan's Emperor Akihito to step down and pass his duties over to Crown Prince Naruhito. The law designed specifically for Emperor Akihito ...
Playing drums in a band with work colleagues may not be a natural pathway to become a Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship (CPAS) recipient, but it was for Yagi.
Playing drums in a band with work colleagues may not be a natural pathway to become a Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship (CPAS) recipient, but it was for Yagi.
>Tokyo: Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication moved a step closer on Friday when the lower house of parliament approved a bill paving the way for the first such abdication in nearly two centuries.
Akihito, kaisar Jepang pertama yang tidak pernah dianggap sebagai Tuhan, telah bertahun-tahun untuk menenangkan luka di dalam negeri dan luar negeri akibat Perang Dunia Kedua, bertempur dengan nama ayahnya Hirohito.
artikelHet Japanse parlement heeft vandaag een millennia-oud taboe beslecht: keizer Akihito mag bij leven aftreden. Het lagerhuis van het parlement stemde vrijdag in met een wetsvoorstel dat het mogelijk maakt voor de 83-jarige keizer om troonsafstand ...
Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, and Empress Michiko looks at the Noborihata folding screen, which was made in the Edo period, some 300 years ago, at the Japan Folk Crafts Museum in Tokyo, Thursday, June 1, 2017.
Tokyo (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication moved a step closer on Friday when the lower house of parliament approved a bill paving the way for the first such abdicationin nearly two centuries.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks on a special bill to allow the abdication of Emperor Akihito, at the House of Representatives Committee on Rules and Administration on the morning of June 1, 2017.
Gentlemen's club: The family operates under hereditary, male-only succession rules, although there have been eight empresses in past centuries.
Akihito has sought to soothe the wounds at home and overseas of World War Two, which was fought in his father Hirohito's name, and to bring the imperial family closer to the Japanese People.
His words may have been indirect and diplomatic, but there is little disguising the anger of Emperor Akihito of Japan in response to comments by at least one member of a panel set up by the government to consider his abdication.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved special legislation Friday that would allow Japan's Emperor Akihito to cede his throne to his elder son, Crown Prince Naruhito. It would be the country's first abdication in about 200 years, according ...
Wearing rain boots, Emperor Akihito entered the rice paddy at the palace and planted rice seedlings he had grown himself. Meanwhile, Empress Michiko fed mulberry leaves to silkworms on the same day at the palace cocoonery -- an annual event for the ...
In response to the fact that the government panel's debate about abdication was headed toward allowing for a one-time exception for Emperor Akihito, the Emperor said that such an exception would be considered selfish on his part, and sought the ...
Mako is the eldest grand-child of Emperor Akihito and currently a doctoral student at International Christian University in Tokyo.
[JURIST] The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe [official site] approved a special bill [Japan Times report] on Friday allowing the reigning Emperor Akihito [BBC profile] to abdicate his throne. This development comes after the 83-year-old emperor ...
It stated the public's "understanding" and "sympathy" for Akihito's "deep concern" about his fears that he might be unable to fulfil his royal duties.
In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, and Crown Prince Naruhito walk at Haneda international airport in Tokyo.
Guvernul japonez a aprobat vineri proiectul de lege care va permite imparatului Akihito sa-i cedeze functia fiului sau, Naruhito, in ceea ce ar reprezenta prima abdicare a unui ocupant al Tronului Crizantemei in ultimii 200 de ani, informeaza agentia ...
De laatste Japanse keizer die troonsafstand deed was Kokaku in 1817. Akihito zinspeelde vorig jaar op het einde van zijn leiderschap. De keizer vindt dat hij zijn werk niet meer goed kan doen vanwege zijn gezondheid. Zo onderging hij een hartoperatie ...
The government rushed to devise new legislation after Akihito, 83, suggested in a rare televised address last summer that he feared his age and declining health would leave him unable to preform official duties.
In a historic week for the ruling Yamato dynasty, Princess Mako will get ready for her engagement as Japan's cabinet approves plans for Emperor Akihito's abdication within the next two years, nine months since the 83-year-old Emperor publicly expressed ...
Japan counts years using a system of era names. The current era is Heisei, which began when Emperor Akihito succeeded his father in 1989.
The Japanese government is considering announcing in advance the date for Emperor Akihito's abdication and the new era name in summer 2018, officials said Thursday.


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