Ceremonies mark start of Reiwa Era

May 1, 2019

Ceremonies mark start of Reiwa Era

Japan's imperial succession entered a key stage on Wednesday with ceremonies marking Emperor Naruhito's ascension to the throne, a day after his 85-year-old father abdicated as the first living Japanese monarch in over 200 years to do so. Emperor Naruhito | KYODO As a member of ...

A lifelong passion for water studies

May 1, 2019

A lifelong passion for water studies

by Eriko Arita

Emperor Naruhito, who ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday following the abdication of his father, Emperor Emeritus Akihito on Tuesday, is the first emperor who has studied outside Japan. He is known for his wide range of interests in foreign countries and also for ...