Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace before welcoming Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his wife Nguyen Thi Hien in Tokyo. Photo: AP

Vietnam president could be the last state banquet guest for Japan’s retiring emperor

The 84-year-old emperor is expected to abdicate on April 30 next year – the first living monarch to do so in about 200 years

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Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace before welcoming Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his wife Nguyen Thi Hien in Tokyo. Photo: AP
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