Who is Naruhito, Japan's likely next emperor?

August 9, 2016 6:02 AM

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Who is Naruhito, Japan's likely next emperor?

TOKYO" Japanese Emperor Akihito's video message this week, though subtle, suggested that he wishes to abdicate, and the attention now goes to his elder son, the first in line to Japan's Chrysanthemum throne.

In his 10-minute recorded message Monday, Akihito primarily cited his old age and concerns that it may become difficult for him to fulfill his duties, but some palace watchers say a hidden reason for his desired abdication might be his successor.

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