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ABDICATION OF JAPAN’S EMPEROR AKIHITO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2343: tabled on 30 April 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the decades of service of Japan’s Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko, as he abdicates the throne after a 30-year reign; notes his dedication to his public duties as a symbol of the state; commends his efforts to ease the painful memories of war and the aftermath of several natural disasters while bringing the Japanese monarchy closer to its people during the Heisei era, meaning achieving peace; wishes Prince Naruhito, who will become Japan's 126th emperor every success as he leads the country into the new Reiwa, meaning beautiful harmony, era.