Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, with Crown Prince Naruhito. File photo: AP

Will Japan pardon its bad bureaucrats when Emperor Akihito abdicates?

The last pardons were granted in February 1989 to mark the death of Emperor Hirohito, with criminal punishments struck down or commuted, while bureaucrats had their penalties waived

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Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, with Crown Prince Naruhito. File photo: AP
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