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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:50 PM
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Japan's Emperor Akihito leaves Tokyo hospital
Source: BBC

Japan's Emperor Akihito has been discharged from the Tokyo hospital he was admitted to 18 days ago for mild bronchial pneumonia.

The emperor, 78 next month, initially suffered from a cold, high fever and had symptoms of bronchitis, the Imperial Household Agency said.

Crown Prince Naruhito took over his official duties while he was ill.

Emperor Akihito ascended to the throne after the death of his father Emperor Hirohito in 1989.

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