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Japan's new emperor Naruhito succeeds father Akihito

Image Caption Getty Images Caption The Crown Prince Naruhito is the 126th Emperor of Japan Japan's new emperor Naruhito will officially mark his rise to the chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday, one day after his father became the first emperor to abdicate in two centuries. In his first term as Emperor, he will inherit Japan's Imperial Treasures in a deeply symbolic …

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Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicating after three decades on throne

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Akihito wants to abdicate on Tuesday in favor of his elder son, ending a three-decade reign during which he has been to painful memories of World War Two and reach out to ordinary people, including the marginalized in society. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attend the awarding ceremony of the Midori Academic Prize Friday, …

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Japan unveils the name of the new Akihito era on April 1st

Japan will announce the name of the country's next era on April 1, as the country later prepares to abdicate Emperor Akihito. Today's Heisei era began in 1989 when Akihito succeeded his father Emperor Hirohito, who ruled during the Showa period and is now known as the Showa emperor. The eras are more than who the emperor of the day …

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The Japanese Emperor Akihito makes the final annual statement for his birthday before laying down his throne in April

Sunday is his 85th birthday. The Emperor's statement largely reflected his reign, known as the Heisei era, which began in January 1989 with the death of his father, Emperor Hirohito, whose government included World War II. 19659003] When Emperor Akihito heard the changes that took place when Japan recovered from the war and was reinstated in the international community, he …

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