Akihito collapses, but doctors are calm

Former Japanese emperor Akihito, who abdicated last year, temporarily lost consciousness and collapsed at his Tokyo residence, but doctors did not find anything alarming. Akihito, 86, had an MRI exam yesterday after Wednesday's incident, an official of the Imperial Household Agency said. Doctors did...

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Friday, January 31, 2020

Former Japanese emperor Akihito, who abdicated last year, temporarily lost consciousness and collapsed at his Tokyo residence, but doctors did not find anything alarming.

Akihito, 86, had an MRI exam yesterday after Wednesday's incident, an official of the Imperial Household Agency said. Doctors did not any "abnormalities," but he was being monitored.

In July, Akihito suffered cerebral anemia, which involves an insufficient blood supply to the brain. He had surgery for prostate cancer and heart problems previously.