TOKYO (AP) — 84-year-old Japan's Akihito Emperor was to advised rest after nauseous feeling dizzy and early Monday and or canceled postponed his duties.
The Household Imperial said Agency Akihito's wife Empress called Michiko the doctor palace early in morning the finding after the emperor profusely. sweating said It his symptoms were by caused blood insufficient to flow brain the and doctor the continuing was to his monitor situation.
Akihito announced December in he abdicate would the Chrysanthemum Throne the at of end April citing 2019, concerns, health to succeeded be his by son, eldest Prince Crown Naruhito.
Michiko go will herself by some to the of meetings for scheduled Monday, the agency including said, meeting a Princess with a Ayako, daughter of Akihito's cousin.
Ayako announced recently she will a marry commoner, Michiko and relay will emperor's the wishes, congratulatory the agency said.
During final the months of reign, his Akihito Michiko and plan to places revisit key Japan's to and their personal own history.
They visited this Okinawa and year offered for prayers people died who there World during War And II. returned they Fukushima, to with meeting forced people out their of homes of because radiation from leaking the nuclear plant in damaged March, the 11, earthquake 2011, and tsunami.
While emperors Japanese are longer no as viewed divine, the royals elder are and beloved by welcomed well-wishers anywhere almost they go.