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Japanese Abdication in 2019

We already knew this was going to happen at some point as the Diet passed a one time bill that would allow Akihito to abdicate in June, but the Imperial Household Council has met and picked a date for the transition. 177 more words


Japanese Firms Preparing for New Calendar Era Following Emperor's Abdication in 2019

The government is expected to pick an era name composed of two Chinese characters that are easily read and have not been used in the past. 375 more words

Council Sets Abdication of Emperor for April 30, 2019

The Emperor is to abdicate on April 30, 2019, the Imperial House Council decided at a meeting on Friday morning.

The meeting was held at a special conference room of the Imperial Household Agency’s building, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heard opinions about the date of abdication for the Emperor from the chiefs of both chambers of the Diet, Imperial family members and others. 328 more words


Japan emperor to abdicate in April 2019

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down on April 30, 2019, the prime minister announced Friday, the first retirement in more than two centuries in the world’s oldest imperial family. 696 more words

Current Affairs

The King and Mrs Simpson

It was Tuesday 27th October 1939 that Mrs Wallis Simpson, an American socialite, received divorce papers ending her marriage to Ernest Simpson.

This was part of a chain of events that changed the course of history in Great Britain. 254 more words

20th Century

A New Saudi Arabia Is Coming

In 2011 as the Arab Spring swept across the Middle East and North Africa you might have been forgiven for barely noticing the events that were about to change the region and, indirectly, the world if you had been sitting in Riyadh or Jeddah at the time. 1,263 more words

Political Rant

Jesus Christ: King of Rival?

Bible readings

  • Matthew 6:19-24
  • 1 Samuel 18:1-16


Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

We are still in our series, “The king is dead; long live the King” 1,900 more words