The Globalist

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30 April 2019

Episode 1957

01 hour

We start in Japan where, today, 85-year-old Emperor Akihito is abdicating after three decades. Then: who will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission? Plus: a look at the latest tech stories and front pages of the day.

30 April 2019

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Chapter 1

The emperor’s abdication

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As Emperor Akihito abdicates, Monocle’s Tokyo bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, joins a former UK ambassador to Japan to discuss his legacy.

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