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Japan panel begins to study Emperor’s possible abdication

by October 18, 2016 World News

TOKYO (AP) — Experts on a government-commissioned panel were set to hold their first meeting Monday to study how to accommodate Emperor Akihito’s apparent abdication wish, in a country where he is not supposed to say anything political.

Unlike many European countries where abdication of kings and queens are relatively common, Japan’s modern imperial law doesn’t allow abdication, and Japan’s postwar constitution stipulates the emperor as a mere “symbol” with no political power or say. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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