Japan’s emperor abdication: Empress Michiko as a constant companion | Video

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Japan’s emperor abdication: Empress Michiko as a constant companion | Video

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Emperor Akihito stepped down from the Chrysanthemum Throne on Apr 30. For the past 60 years, Empress Michiko - the first commoner to marry an heir to the world’s longest monarchy - remained constantly by his side. Michiyo Ishida visited her longtime friend for more on Empress Michiko, as a person and her relationship with Emperor Akihito.

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