Japanese Emperor Akihito resting due to 'cerebral anemia'

Akihito has cancelled his public duties after being diagnosed with dizziness and cerebral anemia, a condition of insufficient blood flow to the brain.

FILE: Television screens show a speech by Japanese Emperor Akihito to the nation while displayed at an electronics shop in Tokyo on 8 August 2016. Picture: AFP

TOKYO – Japanese Emperor Akihito has cancelled his public duties after being diagnosed with dizziness and cerebral anemia, a condition of insufficient blood flow to the brain, a palace official said on Monday.

Akihito, 84, is set to abdicate next year.