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Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate

TOKYO (AP) " Japan's Cabinet has approved for legislative debate a bill to allow 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to abdicate.The legislation endorsed Friday would allow Crown Prince Naruhito to succeed his..
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Emperor Akihito of Japan, 83, Now Step Closer to Abdication

Emperor Akihito of Japan, 83, beset by health problems, moved closer to giving up his throne after the cabinet approved a bill on on Friday that would allow him to step down, the first abdication by a..
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News video: Japanese react to bill allowing emperor's abdication

Japanese react to bill allowing emperor's abdication 00:55

The Japanese government approves a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.
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News video: Japan's Parliament Considers Bill To Abdicate Aging Emperor Akihito

Japan's Parliament Considers Bill To Abdicate Aging Emperor Akihito 00:59

On Friday, Japan's cabinet approved a draft bill that, if passed into law by parliament, will permit the country's aging Emperor Akihito to abdicate from the throne. The 83 year-old Emperor voiced..
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News video: Japan: Emperor Akihito ‘abdication bill’ backed by cabinet

Japan: Emperor Akihito ‘abdication bill’ backed by cabinet 01:22

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government passed a bill on Friday that would allow Japan’s elderly Emperor, Akihito, to abdicate. Parliamentary approval is still needed but no obstacles are envisaged...
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News video: Bill paves way for Japan’s ageing Emperor to step down

Bill paves way for Japan’s ageing Emperor to step down 00:39

Japan’s cabinet has approved a bill to allow Emperor Akihito to step down. It paves the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in almost two centuries. The move comes after the..
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News video: Japanese Emperor May Now Abdicate If He Chooses

Japanese Emperor May Now Abdicate If He Chooses 00:46

Japan's cabinet approved a bill on Friday that would allow Emperor Akihito to voluntarily step down. The bill paves the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries...
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Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

The Japanese government today approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.Chief Cabinet Secretary..
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Japan Emperor Akihito abdicates

japan emperor akihito abdicates
The one-off bill approving Akihito's abdication sparked a succession crisis after his eldest granddaughter Princess Mako gave up her royal status by agreeing to marry a 'commoner'.
MailOnline Also reported by •Bangkok Post

Japan: Emperor Akihito 'abdication bill' backed by cabinet

Parliament still needs to give its approval to the bill which would allow the 83-year-old to step down.
euronews Also reported by •CBS News

The bill will now be sent to parliament, where it is expected to get passed.

The bill will allow Emperor Akihito to hand over the Chrysanthemum Throne over to Crown Prince Naruhito.
DNA

Japan Moves to Allow Its Emperor to Abdicate. But Just This Once.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved special legislation that would allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate and be succeeded by his son Crown Prince Naruhito.
NYTimes.com

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