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Japan's Emperor Akihito, with Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie on April 18. Emperor Akihito takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Ngoi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Emperor Akihito, Japan's 'Surprising Pacifist,' Steps Down After 30 Years

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Japan's Emperor Akihito Abdicates The Chrysanthemum Throne

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Negotiators Are In Beijing For Talks On Ending U.S.-China Trade War

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News Brief: Infrastructure Funds, Sudan's Government, Japan's Emperor

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U.S. Trade Negotiators Resume Trade Talks With China

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Japan's Emperor To Abdicate Throne For 1st Time In 2 Centuries

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A Chinese-backed power plant under construction in 2018 in the desert in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan's southern Sindh province. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal?

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China's Infrastructure Plan Criticized For Harming Other Countries' Environments

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After Terror Attacks, Sri Lanka Bans Female Face Coverings

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India Proposes Controversial Bill Making Religion A Criteria for Refugee Citizenship

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How India's RSS Fuels Hindu Nationalism

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