• Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:26
     Urgent : Man arrested over knives at Japan prince's school desk: media
    Tokyo - Japanese police on Monday arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with two paring knives found at the school desk of Prince Hisahito, grandson of Emperor Akihito, local media reported.
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  • Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:19
    End of an era: Japan's emperor kicks off abdication rites
    Draped in ornate golden-brown robes and wearing a towering black hat, Japan's Emperor Akihito on Tuesday kicked off ceremonies for his abdication, the first in 200 years for the world's oldest monarchy.
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  • Sat, 27 Apr 2019 14:24
    Urgent : Knives found at Japanese prince's school desk: media
    Tokyo - Two kitchen knives have been found at the school desk of Japan's Prince Hisahito, grandson of Emperor Akihito, with security camera footage showing a suspicious man trespassing on the grounds, media reported Saturday.
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  • Mon, 01 Apr 2019 13:42
      Reiwa: A new imperial era name for Japan
    Tokyo - "Reiwa": Japan on Monday revealed the name of the era that will define the new emperor's reign when he ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne next month following a historic abdication.
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  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:41
    Japan Princess Mako's boyfriend bids to clear path for wedding
    Tokyo - The boyfriend of Japan's Princess Mako insisted Tuesday his family had no financial difficulties hanging over them, after reports of a unpaid loan apparently forced a postponement to a fairytale wedding between the two college sweethearts.
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  • Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:44
    Tears as Japan emperor gives last New Year's address
    Tokyo - Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year's address Wednesday before his abdication later this year, telling tens of thousands of well-wishers that he was praying for peace.
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  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:45
    Japan’s empress-in-waiting ‘insecure’ but vows to serve
    Tokyo: Japan’s Crown Princess Masako pledged to do her best despite feeling “insecure” about becoming empress in mere months, in a candid statement released on her 55th birthday.
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  • Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:17
    Dr M conferred Japan's highest award
    TOKYO - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was on Tuesday conferred the “Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers” by Emperor Akihito of Japan, according to Bernama news agency. 
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  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:22
    End of an 'era': Emperor's exit resets Japan calendar
    The abdication of Japan's Emperor Akihito next year will be quite literally the end of an era, the Heisei era of his rule, and behind closed doors, talks on the next era have begun.
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  • Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:00
    Way forward after Japanese Emperor Akihito’s abdication
    The Japanese government has officially set the date for Emperor Akihito’s abdication as April 30, 2019, and the date for the crown prince’s accession to the throne as May 1, 2019, following Cabinet approval on December 8.
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  • Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:27
    Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019: report
    Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries.
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  • Thu, 10 Aug 2017 01:00
    Road forward unclear a year after Japanese emperor’s abdication message
    Tuesday marked one year since Japan’s Emperor Akihito indicated his desire to abdicate. Following the enactment of a special-measures law, the emperor will be referred to as “joko” – an official post-abdication title – within three years.
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  • Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:35
    Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years
    TOKYO - Japan's parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries.
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  • Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:31
    Japan parliament passes emperor abdication law
    TOKYO - Japan's lower house of parliament passed a bill Friday that allows ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, as it also called for a rare debate on the role of women in the male-dominated monarchy.
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  • Fri, 19 May 2017 10:35
    Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication
    TOKYO - The Japanese government on Friday approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.
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