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A screen displays Japanese Emperor Akihito delivering a speech in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. The Japanese emperor, in a rare address to the public, signaled Monday his apparent wish to abdicate by expressing concern about his ability to carry out his duties fully. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Well-wishers wave Japanese flags to greet Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during New Year's public appearance of the imperial couple at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Jan. 2. (Associated Press)

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Mr. Obama, Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko raise their glasses in a toast during a state dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Thursday.

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President Barack Obama stands with his hand over his heart as the National Anthem is played with Japanese Emperor Akihito, right, and his wife Empress Michiko, left, during a state dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama stands with his hand over his heart as the National Anthem is played with Japanese Emperor Akihito, right, and his wife Empress Michiko, left, during a state dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)