7 months Japan’s emperor to step down in 200-year first Rappler
TOKYO, Japan –  Japan's Emperor Akihito prepared on Tuesday, April 30, to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in more than 200 years, handing the Chrysanthemum Throne to his son and ushering in a new imperial era. In a set of solemn ceremonies, Emperor Akihito will abdicate in favor ... more