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Vast majority of Japanese support emperor's wish to abdicate: poll

Passers-by get an update on the Imperial family.

TOKYO -- Some 89% of the Japanese public support Emperor Akihito's wishes to step down, a recent opinion poll shows, which could help spur debate over lasting reforms to the Imperial system.

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