Akihito became the first Japanese Emperor to step down from the throne in more than 200 years. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne today, beginning a new era. 30 April was the last day of the Heisei imperial era.
Source- BBC News
Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:
- Japan Capital- Tokyo, Currency- Japanese yen, PM- Shinzo Abe.