Japan’s Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers. Photo: AP

Emotions run high as Japan’s Emperor Akihito delivers final New Year address

  • Akihito shocked the country in 2016 when he signalled his desire to take a back seat, citing his age and health problems
  • His eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, is set to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne a day after his father’s abdication
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Japan’s Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers. Photo: AP
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