Japan’s Emperor Akihito diagnosed with heart condition

Japan’s Emperor Akihito was diagnosed with arteriosclerosis — hardening of the arteries — following hospital tests on Friday, a report said.

The 77-year-old monarch is expected to continue carrying out his normal duties but will need to take medication, Kyodo News agency said, quoting the imperial household agency.

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