Japanese Gov't Plans to Prepare Legal Framework for Emperor’s Abdication | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Japanese Gov't Plans to Prepare Legal Framework for Emperor’s Abdication

The government was attempting to pass a special legislation solely for Akihito’s abdication in order to meet the request of the aging emperor, the source added as cited by the Kyodo news agency.

The 82-year-old emperor hinted at his readiness to renounce the throne in a rare video message to the public in August, expressing his concern to become unable to fulfil official duties due to his age.

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