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Panel stresses clean break once emperor steps down

Post-succession heir to be treated as crown prince

TOKYO -- A report submitted Friday by a Japanese government panel on abdication emphasized the need to transfer all the emperor's duties to his successor to ensure that only the sitting monarch serves as symbol of the state.

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