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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

Japan's Naruhito hopes for a year without natural disasters

Jan 02, 2020 - 12:57 PM

'I hope this year will be a good and peaceful year without any natural disasters,' Naruhito says in his first New Year speech since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne

This handout photo taken on December 12, 2019 and released on January 1, 2020 by Japan's Imperial Household Agency shows Japan's Emperor Naruhito (seated 3rd L) and Empress Masako (seated 3rd R) with their family members during a photo session for the New Year, at their residence in Tokyo. Imperial family members pictured are (front L to R) Empress Emerita Michiko, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, Naruhito, Masako, Crown Prince Akishino, and Crown Princess Kiko, and (back L to R) Princess Mako, Princess Aiko, Prince Hisahito, and Princess Kako. Handout / IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD AGENCY / AFP

Poll finds over 80% in Japan back female emperor

Oct 28, 2019 - 2:43 PM

The survey, conducted in the wake of last week's enthronement proclamation ceremony for Emperor Naruhito, found 81.9% favor Japan having a woman take the throne, with 13.5% opposed

EMPEROR. A photo from the Japanese Government shows His Majesty Emperor Naruhito as he gives his message during the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on October 22, 2019. Malacañang Photo

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

Trump arrives in Japan for sumo summit with Abe

May 25, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Japanese and US officials hail as 'unprecedented' the relationship between Trump and his 'golf buddy', Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the pair will again find time for a round to cement their diplomatic bromance

SUMO SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump waves next to First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo on May 25, 2019. Photo by Koji Sasahara/Pool/AFP

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito to ascend Chrysanthemum Throne

May 01, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Naruhito became emperor at the stroke of midnight but the process will be formalized at a 10-minute solemn ceremony in the Room of Pine in the Imperial Palace at 10:30 am

(COMBO) This combo shows file photos of three generations of the Japanese royal family waving from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo -- former Emperor Hirohito (L), who died in 1989; his son and outgoing Emperor Akihito (C); and Akihito's son and incoming emperor, Crown Prince Naruhito (R). Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne on April 30, the first abdication in the world's oldest imperial family for two centuries, ending 30 years of his popular reign and ushering in a new era.  STR / AFP

Japan rings in new era as Naruhito becomes emperor

Apr 30, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Naruhito will formally take possession of the sacred imperial regalia at a solemn ceremony later Wednesday, May 1, but he became the 126th emperor at the stroke of midnight, ushering in the 'Reiwa' imperial era

NEW EMPEROR. A vehicle carrying Crown Prince Naruhito (L) and Crown Princess Masako (R) leaves the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on April 30, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Extra abdication holidays pose dilemma for hardworking Japanese

Apr 06, 2019 - 11:17 PM

A survey by the Asahi Shimbun daily shows 45% of Japanese 'felt unhappy' about the 10-day vacation for the Emperor's abdication

Pedestrians take pictures with cherry blossoms in the Japanese capital Tokyo on March 27, 2019.  Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

Reiwa: A new era name for Japan ahead of abdication

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:12 PM

The name consists of two characters: 'Rei', which can have meanings related to 'order' but also 'auspicious' and 'Wa', usually translated as 'peace' or 'harmony'

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announces the new era name "Reiwa" duringa press coference at the prime minister's offece in Tokyo on April 1,2019. Japan announced its new imperial era, which will begin next month when Emperor Akihito abdicates, will be known as "Reiwa", a word that includes the character for "harmony". Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

Japan's new imperial couple face heavy burden of tradition

Apr 01, 2019 - 7:39 AM

Japan's incoming emperor Crown Prince Naruhito faces the delicate task of balancing tradition within the world's oldest monarchy and his own modern values

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito delivers a speech at the opening session of the Board of Governors at the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on May 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI

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Japan emperor being treated for brain condition – palace

Jul 02, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The chief cabinet secretary says the doctor diagnosed the emperor with 'symptoms of vertigo and nausea due to cerebral anemia, which require a complete rest and follow-up checks'

Japanese Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers as he makes a public appearance on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on December 23, 2016.   Thousands of people came out to see the emperor as he celebrates his 83rd birthday. / AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

Japan parliament passes emperor abdication law

Jun 02, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The one off bill is widely expected to become law next week after passage through the upper house

ABDICATING? A file picture dated January 2, 2015 shows Japan's Emperor Akihito waving to well-wishers through a bullet-proof glass from a balcony during the New Year's public appearance at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, Japan. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

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Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

May 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

UPDATED Parliament will now debate and give final approval to the first abdication in 200 years

SUCCESSION. In this file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito (2nd L) and Empress Michiko (R) look out at well-wishers while Crown Prince Naruhito (L) and Crown Princess Masako (2nd R) walk behind as they make a public appearance on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on December 23, 2016. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Japan's Princess Mako to marry commoner, lose royal status

May 18, 2017 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED Under a controversial law all female imperial family members lose their royal status upon marriage to a commoner This law doesn t apply to male royals

Japanese Princess Mako leaves her home in Tokyo on May 18, 2017.  The upcoming engagement of Emperor Akihito's granddaughter to her college sweetheart has brought joy to Japan but is highlighting the vulnerability of the male-dominated imperial family at a sensitive time for the ancient institution. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT

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Huge crowds cheer Japan emperor on 83rd birthday

Dec 23, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Emperor Akihito delivers a birthday address at the Imperial Palace – possibly his last such appearance after he earlier hinted at abdication

Japanese Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers as he makes a public appearance on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on December 23, 2016.   Thousands of people came out to see the emperor as he celebrates his 83rd birthday. / AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

Japan emperor to address nation amid abdication reports

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:50 PM

An Imperial Household Agency spokesman says Akihito s address via video will be broadcast at 3:00 pm 0600 GMT on Monday August 8

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bid Farewell during the send off ceremony Saturday, January 30, 2016 to conclude the state visit to the Philippines. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Prince Hisahito: the future of Japan's monarchy

Jul 10, 2013 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED Prince Hisahito 10 will be entrusted with keeping alive a genealogical line traditionalists say can be traced back to a prehistoric goddess

This August 10, 2016 hand-out picture shows Prince Hisahito of Akishino posing at a rice field of the Akishino-no-miya residence in Tokyo. File photo by Imperial Household Agency/AFP