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#Emperor Akihito

# emperor-akihito - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Japan's emperor formally steps down in country's first abdication for 200 years

His son Naruhito is now preparing to take the Chrysanthemum Throne.

# emperor-akihito - Monday 13 February, 2012

Japan's emperor to have heart bypass surgery

The 78-year-old emperor of Japan is to undergo heart in next week, according to national reports.

# emperor-akihito - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Japan's Emperor: Fukushima nuclear crisis 'causes deep worry'

In a rare TV appearance, Japan’s Emperor Akihito admitted he was “deeply worried” by the crisis facing his country.