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nobody tells us anything

A minor news item I saw earlier today mentioned some upcoming event that was going to begin under the reign of Emperor Akihito and end under that of Naruhito. I hadn't heard anything about Akihito's reign ending. A quick search revealed that he's planning to abdicate on 30 April of this year, and that his son will take the throne on 1 May; this will be the first such succession in more than 200 years.

I hadn't seen anything about it in American news media, which seem to be totally focused on our own internal political squabbles. On one hand that's a case for paying more attention to overseas news sources, but on the other, why wasn't it in the news as soon as the announcement was made? Or am I just not looking at the right sources?

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shirebound
Apr. 14th, 2019 08:23 pm (UTC)
!! I hadn't heard that either.
chuk_g
Apr. 14th, 2019 09:19 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know they had April 31st in Japan.
whswhs
Apr. 14th, 2019 09:28 pm (UTC)
My mistake. Corrected. Thanks!

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