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The National Diet of Japan passes legislation allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate. The abdication is to take place within three years.

Japan's parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years.

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  1. The National Diet of Japan passes legislation allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate. The abdication must take place within three years.
  2. Politics of Japan: The National Diet of Japan passes legislation allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate. The abdication is to take place within three years.
  3. The National Diet of Japan passes legislation allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate. The abdication is to take place within three years.