December 1, 2017

Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

Tokyo --- Emperor Akihito will abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday.

Akihito's elder son Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne a day later, on May 1, 2019, beginning a new as yet unnamed era. Read more.

Japan Today

- Japan panel agrees on April 30, 2019 for emperor's abdication - Reuters
- Japanse keizer treedt af op 30 april 2019 - NOS

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