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Abdication Update

By Dana S. Mar

The North American Post

Crown Prince Naruhito has shown concerns for conflicting New Year’s celebratory events occurring on Jan. 1, 2019 when he is expected to ascend the throne, stating it “is an important day for the Imperial family.” The government will be working to find a way to allow current Emperor Akihito to abdicate in a Diet session on Friday, but it is still a matter in question until such legislation can be made.