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Daily News Headline 12/1/17

posted Dec 1, 2017, 4:32 AM by Nancy Berry
In the news today, the Monarch of Japan, Emperor Akihito, will be the first emperor in 200 years to abdicate his position.  This will end a thirty-year reign as emperor.  In Japan, the person who is emperor is viewed as spiritually immortal and expected to serve until death.  The emperor will abdicate on April 30, 2019 and be succeeded by his son.