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Malaysia installs new king six months after surprise abdication

Malaysia installs new king six months after surprise abdication

Malaysia on Tuesday installed Sultan Abdullah as the country's 16th king, six months after the surprise abdication of his predecessor.

End of an era as Japan's emperor abdicates

End of an era as Japan's emperor abdicates

Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world's oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new imperial era.

Japan emperor draws record birthday crowd before abdication next year

Japan emperor draws record birthday crowd before abdication next year

More than 75,000 well-wishers paid their respects to Emperor Akihito who turned 85 on Sunday, his last birthday celebration at Tokyo's Imperial Palace before stepping down next year.

Japan emperor to cede all public duties after abdication: prince

Japan emperor to cede all public duties after abdication: prince

Emperor Akihito will hand over all public duties to his heir after retiring in what will be Japan's first abdication in nearly two centuries, the monarch's younger son said ...

Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

The Japanese government on Friday approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.