Japan Emperor Steps Down in First Abdication in Two Centuries
Japan’s Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko, depart after attending the ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Emperor’s reign at the National Theatre of Japan in Tokyo, Japan. (Photographer: Du Xiaoyi/Pool via Bloomberg)

Japan Emperor Steps Down in First Abdication in Two Centuries

(Bloomberg) -- Japanese Emperor Akihito ended his three-decade reign on Tuesday, voluntarily stepping down due to health concerns to make way for his son in the country’s first abdication of the Ch...
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