Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Emperor Akihito


Japan's emperor reports to Shinto gods week after succession

May 08, 2019 2:22 pm

Naruhito ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, the day after his father Akihito abdicated.

Emperor Naruhito takes the throne, and a new era arrives in Japan

May 01, 2019 9:17 am

The new emperor, Naruhito, who Wednesday received the sacred imperial regalia that represents his rightful succession to the world’s oldest monarchy, takes the place of an enormously popular monarch.

Japan's Emperor Akihito likely to abdicate by March 2019: report

October 20, 2017 9:17 am

Japan's Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito is expected to ascend the throne in April.

Japan's emperor visits shrine for ancient Korean settlers

September 20, 2017 3:10 pm

Emperor Akihito, accompanied by his wife, Empress Michiko, paid respects at Koma Shrine in the town of Hidaka north of Tokyo, as part of a two-day private study trip to the region, said palace officials.

Japan's parliament passes historic law to allow 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to abdicate

June 09, 2017 9:49 am

Japan emperor abdication: As per the old imperial law, sitting emperors can't resign from their honorary posts. But through this one-off bill, Emperor Akihito is allowed to pass the throne to Crown Prince Naruhito, who is the eldest of his three children.

Japanese Emperor Akihito allowed to abdicate throne: Everything you need to know about 'God's descendant'

May 19, 2017 9:50 am

Emperor Akihito descended the throne in 1989 after the death of Japan's longest reigning Emperor Hirohito.

Japan emperor prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island

April 09, 2015 10:04 am

In Palau, half of the estimated 16,200 war-dead are still unaccounted for more than 60 years after the search began.

Japan's Akihito,the divine emperor

November 28, 2013 11:55 am

In reverence to the emperor,people don't talk to him directly or touch him.

Lawmaker reprimanded for ‘handing’ over letter to Japan king

November 09, 2013 1:34 am

The Parliament’s upper house barred Yamamoto from attending events with the imperial family and issued a stern warning.

Japan emperor turns 77,hopes for 'elderly-friendly' society

December 24, 2010 11:52 am

The emperor said the more he ages the more he understands the needs of the elderly.


Japan Emperor Akihito abdicates throne, the first in 200 years

April 30, 2019 3:57 pm

Akihito embraced his role as peacemaker and often represented his father on reconciliatory missions as young crown prince, decades before he became the emperor himself.