Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicateTOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to ascend the throne.



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