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Japan's emperor hints it's high time to retire

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Japan's emperor Akihito wants to step down from the chrysanthemum throne. The 82 year-old says his responsibilities weight heavy. But Japanese law won't let him abdicate. Reuters' Elaine Lies explains what's likely to happen next.

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