- The Japanese imperial court contradicted that Emperor Akihito plans to resign. It is absolutely not true, said Shinichiro Yamamoti the court Thursday. Wednesday came public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News with the story that 82-year-old emperor, who suffers from his heart up with it would like to keep.
Japanese media are very cautious coverage of the imperial family,, sources in the palace '' NHK and Kyodo must have been well informed. But Yamamoti of the household of the emperor wiped the story table, reported the Australian news channel ABC.
If the emperor for his death would resign, that would be in the 2600-year-old monarchy is a highly unusual step. It would be the first time in over two hundred years.
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