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One-off abdication law eyed for Japan emperor

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Japan could pass a one-off bill allowing its retirement-ready emperor to step down, a government panel said Monday, in what would be the first abdication in over two centuries. 315 more words

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The king is dead, long live the king!

The king is dead, long live the king!

20 January 1936

At the death of his father George V, Edward ascended the throne as Edward VIII, 35 more words

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A King prefers his Lady

On 20th of January 1936, King George V died and so his eldest son Edward began his reign as King Edward VIII. During his reign the new King travelled a lot with a Mrs. 1,004 more words

10 Dec 1936: King Edward VIII's abdication

10 Dec 1936: King Edward VIII’s  abdication

1936: “The Year of the Three Kings” (postcard)

King Edward VIII (who had succeeded  his father on 20 January 1936) did something that monarchs do not have the luxury of doing – he fell in love with Mrs. 255 more words

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Edward VIII Abdication - New York Times Front Page Reprint

Edward VIII Abdication – New York Times Front Page Reprint

After only 11 months on the throne, he said he could not carry on « without the help and support of the woman I love, » the American socialite Wallis Simpson. 17 more words

Retired Emperor

Japanese Emperor Akihito may be thinking of abdicating his post because his age is making it difficult to fulfill his duties as emperor. The BBC… 1,120 more words

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