The ailing Emperor Hirohito received another blood transfusion Thursday, and Japan's news media reported he was losing strength after not eating solid food for 10 days.

The 87-year-old monarch was given four-tenths of a pint of blood, said Kenji Maeda, spokesman for the Imperial Household Agency that runs the Palace.However, he said Hirohito remained in stable condition with no new hemorrhaging.

Hirohito, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has been bedridden since Sept. 19, when he began vomiting blood from intestinal bleeding. Palace officials have refused to respond to news reports the emperor has cancer.