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Emperor Akihito turns 84

Japan’s Emperor Akihito turned 84 on Saturday. (NHK) News On Japan

Emperor to move to Akasaka after abdication

The Emperor and Empress of Japan will switch residences with the Crown Prince’s family after the Emperor’s abdication. (NHK) News On Japan

Emperor eyes simple abdication ceremony with no foreign guests

Emperor Akihito wishes to step down in an abdication ceremony that is “as simple as possible,” without inviting foreign guests and holding a parade, the head of the Imperial Household

Memoirs of an Emperor: Hirohito’s Account of World War II Sells for $275,000

The memoirs include the emperor’s account of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Japan’s surrender. NYT > Asia Pacific

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