Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Photo: Kyodo Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Photo: Kyodo

Japan

Japan bids farewell to emperor with a common touch as divisions over monarchy deepen

  • As the abdication of Emperor Akihito draws closer, Japanese look back on the legacy of a man widely respected for his humility and frugal tastes

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Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Photo: Kyodo Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Photo: Kyodo
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