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Cheers and screams as new Japan emperor greets the people for the first tim...

05 May, 2019 8:05 am 8:05 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Cheers and screams filled the air in Tokyo on Saturday as new Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako made their first greetings to an ecstatic public three days after acceding to the throne following the first abdication in two centuries. Naruhito’s father, Akihito, 85, abdicated on Tuesday in a simple ceremony, nearly … Read More

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Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

05 May, 2019 12:46 pm 12:46 pm

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan´s new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday, a day after his father´s historic abdication, and vowed to stand with the people as the country begins a new imperial era. In a brief address, his first to the nation since inheriting the throne, Naruhito vowed to “act according to … Read More

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Japan’s emperor prays for peace in first abdication in 200 years

04 April, 2019 9:29 pm 9:29 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and expressed hope for a peaceful future. Akihito, 85, the first monarch to abdicate in two centuries, had sought to ease the painful memories of World War Two and … Read More

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Japanese thank departing emperor whose era marked shift from 1980s boom

04 April, 2019 12:55 pm 12:55 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese expressed warmth and gratitude toward Emperor Akihito ahead of his abdication on Tuesday, but judged his three-decade Heisei era as a period of difficulty and transition for Japan after the economic boom and confidence of the 1980s. More than anything, people said they hoped peace would define the reign of Crown … Read More