Japan Has Set a Date For Emperor Akihito’s Abdication

By Joseph Hincks Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down from the “Chrysanthemum Throne” on April 30, 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday. Akihito will become the first emperor to abdicate in 200 years. Crown Prince Naruhito, Akihito’s eldest son, will accede to the throne the following day, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reports. Akihito, […]

Japan Has Set a Date For Emperor Akihito’s Abdication

By Joseph Hincks Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down from the “Chrysanthemum Throne” on April 30, 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday. Akihito will become the first emperor to abdicate in 200 years. Crown Prince Naruhito, Akihito’s eldest son, will accede to the throne the following day, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reports. Akihito, […]