Akihito can abdicate

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Akihito can abdicate

Postby bakamatt » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:12 am

This is kind of a big deal, at least symbolically. Maybe now that he's not divine any longer, it's okay.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/09/532187132/japans-emperor-will-be-permitted-to-abdicate
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Re: Akihito can abdicate

Postby Tsunami3k » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:45 am

So his 10-year old nephew gets the gig?
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Re: Akihito can abdicate

Postby ZeroRyoko1974 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:02 am

Crown Prince Naruhito, 57, is next in line to the throne. He has one child, a daughter. Naruhito's younger brother, Prince Akishino, has two daughters and a 10-year-old son, Hisahito, the only grandchild eligible to serve as emperor.

Looks like it is the younger brother, and then the nephew
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