Akihito - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Akihito Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet approved Friday a bill to let 83-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicate and allow his elder son Crown Prince Naruhito to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. The abdication will be Japan's first in 200 years. Akihito indicated his desire to abdicate due to his age and health concerns last August, reviving a longstand... Fri, 19 May 2017 04:44:00 GMT 2017-05-19T04:44:00Z Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she'd see him again. Like many Vietnamese women married to Japanese soldiers, Xuan's family was split up, victimized by the stormy... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:30:00 GMT 2017-02-27T07:30:00Z