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Japan's former Emperor Akihito turns 88

Now longest living Japanese monarch on record in good health

Japan's former Emperor Akihito and former Empress Michiko pose for a photo in Tokyo on Dec. 7. (courtesy of Imperial Household Agency)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's former Emperor Akihito turned 88 on Thursday, making him the longest living emperor on record, according to the Imperial Household Agency.

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