Japanese Emperor Akihito Announced his Abdication at Palace Ceremony

“Today, I am concluding my duties as the emperor,” Akihito said as he stood in front of the throne, as other members of the royal family and top government officials watched.

Japanese Emperor Akihito Announced his Abdication at Palace Ceremony

TOKYO – Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era. “Today, I am concluding my duties as the emperor,” Akihito said as he stood in front of the throne, as other […]