Japan to introduce extraordinary emperor abdication provison to its constitutional framework

By Nikkei, 20 March 2017
Japan's parliament officially recommended Friday that legislation be passed allowing Emperor Akihito to step down as a one-time exception to Imperial House Law, after ruling and opposition parties reached an accord. The top two leaders from each Diet chamber presented the recommendation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after meeting with representatives from eight parties and two parliamentary fact[...] Read more here: Nikkei


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