ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Politics

Japan abdication panel set to back one-time exception

Deep rifts remain over proper legal procedures for Akihito to step down

Takashi Imai, honorary chair of the Japan Business Federation, center, heads a government-appointed panel Wednesday.

TOKYO -- A government-appointed panel concluded Wednesday that Emperor Akihito should be allowed to step down, with plans to recommend a one-time legal exception in a January report given the complexities of creating a permanent framework on abdication.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more