Japan’s 85-year-old Emperor Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday when he abdicates to his son Crown Prince Naruhito. He’s the first emperor to abdicate in 200 years. Some key questions and answers about the abdication and ascension and other examples abroad: Q. Why is Akihito abdicating, and how is it different from usual successions?A. Akihito, citing concerns about his age and declining health, expressed in August 2016 his wish to abdicate while he is still well and capable. As a constitutionally defined symbol with no political power, Akihito sought understanding in a message to his people, and immediately won overwhelming public support, paving the way for the government’s approval. With Japan’s Imperial House Law lacking a provision on abdication by a reigning emperor and virtually allowing only posthumous succession, the government enacted a one-time law to allow Akihito’s abdication, the first in 200 years. Palace watchers say Akihito wanted keep the emperor’s presence always visible so it won’t be veiled and politically used like his father’s wartime role, while others say he tried to smooth the transition for his son. Winning his abdication was part of changes Akihito has brought to the palace: He was the first emperor to… Read full this story
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