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Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019

TOKYO: Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household next…

Saudi king arrives in Tokyo for four-day visit

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived in Tokyo on Sunday, making the first visit to Japan by a monarch from the oil-rich nation in nearly five decades. The 81-year-old king, who was greeted by Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito at Haneda…