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Abdication ceremony to be held on April 30th, 2019 www3.nhk.or.jp

posted by  Yubi | 5¬†months, 3¬†weeks ago in Lifestyle

The Japanese government says Emperor Akihito's abdication ceremony will be held next year on April 30th, the day he steps down, as a state event.

The panel headed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is making arrangements for the Emperor's abdication on April 30th, 2019, and Crown Prince Naruhito's ascension on the following day.

Panel members approved a basic outline for the abdication ceremony at a meeting on Tuesday, after being briefed on the recommendations of experts, including former Supreme Court justice Itsuo Sonobe.