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On Monday, August 8th, the Emperor of Japan made a rare televised address to the Japanese people. In his 28 years on the Chrysanthemum Throne, this is only the second time that the Japanese people have been addressed through mass media by Emperor Akihito, the first being in the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns of March 11, 2011. 1,641 more words
The Japanese Emperor suggests he wants to “abdicate.” Where does this uncommon word come from?