Extraordinary Diet Session Opened by the Japanese Emperor

  August 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm by

Emperor Akihito has opened the extraordinary Diet session in Tokyo today, welcoming newly elected lawmakers into the Upper House.

The Emperor, as per tradition, delivered an opening speech in front of the individuals responsible for electing the country’s Prime Minister (Shinzō Abe remains in the Prime Ministership after taking the position in December 2012).

It is believed the Emperor will make a televised address on August 8th in relation to recent reports he is planning on abdicating in favour of his son, Crown Prince Naruhito.

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