Japan’s Monarchy Explained

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In August 2016, Japan’s emperor suggested that he may leave the throne. So we wanted to know how does the Japanese monarchy work?

Learn More:
NPR: Japanese Emperor Signals Wish To Abdicate Throne

New York Times: At 82, Emperor Akihito of Japan Wants to Retire. Will Japan Let Him?

Wall Street Journal: The Future of the Chrysanthemum Throne

About.com: Emperor Akihito

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