12 Feb '12, 7am

Japan's emperor to have heart bypass surgery

Japan's emperor to have heart bypass surgery

A Japanese television report says Emperor Akihito will have heart bypass surgery. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese television report says Emperor Akihito will have heart bypass surgery. Public broadcaster NHK says the 78-year-old Akihito will have the surgery on Feb 18. The Imperial Household Agency says the emperor returned on Sunday from the hospital, where he received tests, but did not elaborate. The agency official in charge of commenting to the media was not immediately available. Emperor Akihito was admitted to University of Tokyo Hospital for tests on Saturday. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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