Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate

August 8, 2016 6:34 AM

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Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate

Japan's Emperor Akihito has said he fears age and deteriorating health mean he is finding it difficult to continue in his role.

The revered 82-year-old emperor's comments came in his second-ever televised address to the public.

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