More than 80,000 people had gathered in Tokyo on Sunday to pay homage to emperor Akihito of 85-anniversary. In may, he will hand over krysantemumtronen to crown prince Naruhito. It is poor health that makes Akihito comes back, it is the first time in 200 years as it is happening.
expressed the emperor is glad that Japan has not been at war during his nearly 30 years on the throne. After the second world war adopted by Japan is a pacifist constitution in contrast to the country's militaristic past.
– It is important not to forget that countless lives were lost during the second world war. Peace and prosperity in the postwar period is based on the great sacrifices and tireless efforts made by the japanese people. It is important that the knowledge is passed on to those born after the war, " said emperor Akihito, according to The Guardian.
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