Japan's Emperor Akihito Reportedly Plans To Abdicate The Throne

July 13, 2016 2:19 PM

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Japan's Emperor Akihito Reportedly Plans To Abdicate The Throne

It would be an unprecedented move in modern Japan.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his time on the throne trying to heal the wounds of World War Two, intends to abdicate in a few years, public broadcaster NHK and other domestic media said on Wednesday, a step that would be unprecedented in modern Japan.

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