Tokyo, Japan
October 31, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his common-law wife, Madame Cielito ‘Honeylet’ Avanceña, held an audience with His Majesty Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo during the President’s Official Visit to Japan.

His Majesty the Emperor is scheduled to abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne next year, to be succeeded by his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito.

The last Japanese monarch to abdicate the throne was Emperor Kokaku in 1817.

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