Emperor's English post-abdication title announced
NHK -- Feb 26
Japan's Imperial Household Agency announced on Monday that Emperor Akihito will hold the English title of "His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus" after he abdicates on April 30.

The agency says Empress Michiko will be referred to as "Her Majesty the Empress Emerita."

The agency said it chose the titles because the couple continue to hold honored positions.

Crown Prince Naruhito ascends to the throne on May 1. His younger brother Prince Akishino will be first in the line of succession, and will assume the title of "His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince."

News source: NHK
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