Home Services Live and Location Services Events Menu Overview Our Solutions Events Global Facilities Customized Production Technical Infrastructure Book Events or Facilities Emperor Akihito's Abdication Register your interest Event expected: April 30, 2019 Where:Tokyo, Japan Expected operational date(s) TBC: April 30, 2019 Japan's Emperor Akihito is to abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne in favour of his son, Crown Prince Naruhito. AP is planning to bring you a range of services tailored to your needs. Akihito cited his age and health concerns when announcing his decision to abdicate, a move not seen in Japan for some two centuries. Facilities available at this event (2) All Live Position Studio Live Position Emperor Akihito Abdication Tokyo, Japan AP is planning to provide a live position for this event. Studio Tokyo studio Tokyo, Japan Single-camera studio includes an LCD screen with live views of the Shimbashi district.