Japanese Emperor Akihito 'plans to abdicate'

July 13, 2016 10:56 AM

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Japanese Emperor Akihito 'plans to abdicate'

Japan's Emperor Akihito has announced his intention to abdicate in the coming years, public broadcaster NHK reports.

The 82-year-old, who has had health problems in recent years, reportedly does not wish to remain emperor if he has to reduce his official duties.

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