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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Emperor voices his displeasure

Emperor offers a regal critique of Japan’s drift away from pacifism
By Anna Fifield
TOKYO — Emperor Akihito is a man of few words. Japan’s American-written constitution designed it that way.But the 81-year-old figurehead has increasingly found ways to skirt the constitutional limits on his role and has, in characteristically subtle language, appeared to voice his displeasure with the path that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is leading Japan down.  Read full article »

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