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Issues and reactions to Japanese Emperor's message - VOA Asia Weekly


Japanese Emperor Akihito addressed the nation August 8th. He brought up concerns regarding his health and the strains of the role he was born into. He also hinted that perhaps it was time to abdicate the throne, something he’s forbidden to do. How does his request fit within the Imperial Household and how are people responding?

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