(VIDEOS) His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan Addresses the Nation.

On Monday, August 8, 2016, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan addressed the people — via a pre-recorded video message — of Japan hinting that he would like to abdicate the ancient Chrysanthemum Throne.  Here is what the 82-year-old emperor had to say: “A major milestone year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of… Read More (VIDEOS) His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan Addresses the Nation.