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Japan emperor to pay last homage at Shinto holy site before abdication

WorldNews Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Japan emperor to pay last homage at Shinto holy site before abdicationTOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, along with Empress Michiko, on Wednesday started a three-day pilgrimage to the Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest site in Japan's Shinto religion, as part of a series of rituals for his abdication this month. ......
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According to a report by Business Insider, on Wednesday, Japan's 85 year-old emperor performed a sacred ritual involving the country's imperial treasures to announce his abdication from the throne to the gods. Emperor Akihito reportedly performed the "Shinetsu no Gi' ritual at Ise Grand Shrine in...

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