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Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000

They bowed their heads, hands clasped or palms firmly pressed together. They stood in grassy areas or roadsides overlooking the choppy sea. In Japan’s capital, they lit candles and offered flowers. Some dabbed at tears

Japan sets date of  emperor’s abdication

Japan’s much admired Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such departure from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday.

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President Duterte is planning to deal with US President Donald Trump “in the most righteous way” when they meet to discuss regional security as well as the campaign against terrorism and drugs next month.

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Duterte busy in Japan,  to award late premier

President Duterte has a full schedule in his second visit to Japan.

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The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday approved a bill to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate the Chrysanthemum throne and hand his duties over to Crown Prince Naruhito.

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‘Emperor Akihito not abdicating’

Japan’s Emperor Akihito has no plans to step down, the imperial household has insisted, denying reports the 82-year-old wants to abdicate, in what would be an extraordinary move for a more-than 2,600-year-old royal line.

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