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Emperor Akihito’s abdication

Kyodo via Reuters

Posted at Apr 30 2019 07:49 PM

Emperor Akihito’s abdication

Japan's Emperor Akihito walks for a ritual called Taiirei-Tojitsu-Kashikodokoro-Omae-no-gi, a ceremony for the Emperor to report the conduct of the abdication ceremony, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, in this photo released by Kyodo. Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed Emperor Akihito’s 30-year reign on Wednesday after a brief ceremony.