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Akihito

Japan's Emperor Akihito Reportedly Plans To Abdicate The Throne

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his time on the throne trying to heal the wounds of World War Two, intends to abdica...

A Postscript From Japan

Murray Fromson | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Murray Fromson

At the height of the crisis, the Emperor and Empress opened their hospital to those in need of medical emergency. They also opened their hot bath facilities in their summer palace to a nearby shelter.

Akihito and Michiko

Murray Fromson | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Murray Fromson

Only those of us who served in Japan in the 1950s might have shaken our heads after Thursday's frontpage photos in the New York Times that showed Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko consoling evacuees.