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Japan's Emperor Akihito hints he will abdicate

Japan's Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his duties.

Emperor Akihito did not explicitly say he wanted to abdicate as he is barred from making political statements.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 08 Aug 2016
  • From the section Asia
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