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Explained: Emperor Naruhito's second ascension, Japan's Reiwa imperial era

October 23, 2019 4:22 pm

Naruhito became Emperor in May this year after his father, the 85-year-old Akihito, abdicated the throne due to poor health. It was the first such abdication in Japan in over 200 years.

Japanese emperor begins ceremonies to proclaim his enthronement to the world

October 22, 2019 9:28 am

Naruhito is the first Japanese emperor born after World War Two. He acceded to the throne when his father, Akihito, became the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in two centuries after worrying that advancing age might make it hard to perform official duties.

Japan switches from Heisei to new Reiwa era, but old cultural and political faultlines remain

May 01, 2019 9:00 am

For all the hype, and acres of newsprint and online space about the new emperor, and, prime minister Shinzo Abe’s determination to milk the change for electoral advantage, any talk of a new era is largely wishful thinking.

New Japan imperial era to be named Reiwa

April 01, 2019 8:44 am

Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend to the Chrysanthemum Throne a day after his father, Emperor Akihito, abdicates on April 30, ending the Heisei era, which began in 1989.

Original sound of Japan's Emperor Hirohito's war-ending released

August 01, 2015 10:22 am

Japan's Emperor Hirohito's four-and-half-minute "jewel voice'' was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing Japan's surrender.

Japan royal couple meet PM,Pranab

December 03, 2013 12:13 am

They also visited Jawaharlal Nehru University,where they met students and teachers in the Japanese studies programme.

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.