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Emperor Naruhito hopes for children's bright future in first poem reading

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:46 PM

In his poem, Emperor Naruhito describes his feelings after visiting schools and institutions for children in Tokyo in June last year

POETRY READING. Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend the first annual New Year Poetry Reading Ceremony. Pool photo/Kyodo

Cheering crowds greet Japan's new emperor in rare parade

Nov 10, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'We came here because it's a once in a lifetime opportunity and we wanted to celebrate this event, says a Japanese who traveled from Saitama, 40 kilometers north of Tokyo

ROYAL PARADE. Japan’s Emperor Naruhito (L) and Empress Masako (R) wave during a royal parade in Tokyo on November 10, 2019. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Japan's Emperor Naruhito formally proclaims enthronement

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Dressed in a ceremonial outfit dominated by a draped outer robe in copper, Naruhito announces: 'I hereby declare my enthronement at home and abroad'

Emperor Naruhito officially proclaims his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne during an enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22, 2019. ISSEI KATO / POOL / AFP

Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony

Oct 22, 2019 - 7:43 AM

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito officially proclaims his ascension in a series of events expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries from over 180 countries

REIWA PERIOD. In this file photo taken on October 4, 2019, Japan's Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech during the opening of an extraordinary diet session in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Duterte invites new Japan emperor and empress to the Philippines

Jun 03, 2019 - 1:21 PM

The Philippine President says it would be his country's great honor to receive Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako some time in the future

Japan's Emperor Naruhito (L) and Empress Masako (R) make their first public appearance after ascending to the throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on May 4, 2019. Emperor Naruhito urged Japan to work together for world peace as he made his first public appearance in front of a cheering, flag-waving crowd of tens of thousands. Behrouz MEHRI / AFP