after three bus contracts, announced the Emperor of Japan Akihito, on Tuesday, his abdication from the throne of the goddess of the sun in the Imperial Palace, to end the state during which he sought to ease the memories of the Second World Warpainful, and bring the imperial family of the people. 

Akihito, 85, is the first emperor of Japan to take the throne under the post-World War II constitution, which defines the emperor as a symbol of the people without political authority.

His abdication was the first in 200 years. 

His father, Emperor Hirohito, who fought the Second World War on Japanese orders, was considered a "living God" even after the defeat of Japan in 1945, when he gave up his sacred position. 

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, whom he married 60 years ago, the first woman of the people to marry an imperial heir, played an active role as a symbol of reconciliation, safety and democracy. 

Akihito announced his abdication at a ceremony in a sacred place within the imperial palace squares, erected to glorify the goddess of the sun, the myth that the imperial dynasty descended from it. 
Akihito appeared in video footage taken by Japanese television wearing a traditional orange dress and a black headdress as he walked slowly, followed by a member of the Royal Court wearing a white dress, carrying the chain while another carried the sword.

Japanese TV said Crown Prince Naruhito would hold a similar ceremony. 

The waiver of the throne is accompanied by a short and relatively simple ceremony in a hall of ancient pine in the Imperial Palace. About 300 people attend the ceremony and air it on television. 

Among the attendees are Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, his wife Princess Masako, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court justices. 

Abe will announce his abdication, and Akihito will deliver his last word as emperor. 

Naruhito, 59, will be an emperor at a separate ceremony on Wednesday. 

Naruhito, who studied at Oxford University, is likely to continue his active role and will give his wife, Masako, who studied at Harvard University of the Japanese Empire a global touch.