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Expert panel supports GOJ plan to submit legislation for one-time abdication

  • December 15, 2016
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Most papers wrote that a government panel of experts agreed on Wednesday not to set permanent conditions for the emperor to abdicate, a move that would support the government’s plan for a one-time law enabling Emperor Akihito to relinquish the throne. The panel’s acting chair Mikuriya stated at a news conference that it would be difficult to set permanent conditions for the emperor’s abdication.

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