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His Imperial Majesty Emperor-Emeritus Akihito of Japan collapsed Wednesday and suffered a brief episode of unconsciousness.  His Majesty underwent tests and no signs of stroke or other trauma were detected.  The event is however concerning to his doctors given his age and his past health history.  His Majesty underwent treatment for prostate cancer and had open heart surgery in the past, and was most recently diagnosed with cerebral anemia, a condition that causes lack of blood flow to his brain.  Akihito is 86 years old.  His age and health challenges were sited by him as his reason for abdicating last year.

Empress-Emerita Michiko has also faced recent health challenges.  She recently underwent surgery for early stage breast cancer, and has reportedly been generally unwell since the surgery, and is reported to have lost significant weight.  Her Imperial Majesty is 85 years old.,-but-doctors-are-calm

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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