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Things You Need to Know Today


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[h=3]3. Japan[/h]
Forget about the Iron Throne. The eyes of the world are on Japan's Chrysanthemum Throne today as Emperor Akihito steps down. Akihito, 85, became the first Japanese monarch in modern history to abdicate his throne. He's doing so because of the health problems he's endured in recent years. The Emperor is still quite popular and will be remembered for his close connection with his people. He also expressed "deep remorse" for his country's actions during World War II. He'll be replaced by 59-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, who will be inaugurated tomorrow as the 126th emperor.