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Japan’s Emperor Akihito says health is failing and hints at abdication
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Japan’s Emperor Akihito says health is failing and hints at abdication

by firstsource newsAugust 8, 2016

In TV address, 82-year-old monarch does not explicitly say he would stand down but raises prospect of appointing regent

’s Emperor Akihito has made a rare televised address to the nation, expressing his fears for his health and his ability to carry on as emperor, and hinting that he wants to stand down.

In the 10-minute pre-recorded speech, the monarch, 82, said he wanted an orderly imperial family succession, stopping short of saying he intended to abdicate.

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