"more Than 82 000 people attended the celebration of Japan's emperor Akihito, who turned 85 on Sunday. It was the largest audience that participated at the traditional födelsedagsfirandet during Akihitos three decades on the throne."
"On 30 april, it is time for the emperor to abdicate."
"– My thoughts go out to those who have lost family members and other related parties, said Akihito during his speech from a balcony at The imperial palace in Tokyo, with the purpose of the series of natural disasters that struck the country during the year."
"In his pre-recorded födelsedagstal expressed to the emperor, including his great joy that the country has been at war during his nearly 30 years on the krysantemumtronen. His time at the post office have been marked by the era after the second world war, when Japan ruled under the pacifist constitution written after the war in contrast to the country's militaristic past."
"Akihitos oldest son, crown prince Naruhito, will take over from his father."