Japan's cabinet approves Emperor Akihito abdication bill
This step will pave way for 1st abdication by Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries.
In Japan, the cabinet has approved a bill that would allow Emperor Akihito to step down.
This step will pave the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries.
The bill will be sent to parliament, where lawmakers are aiming to pass it before the current session ends next month.