Exercising goodwill in symbolic role

Feb 22, 2019

Exercising goodwill in symbolic role

Emperor Akihito marked the 30th year of his reign on Jan. 7, and the government will be holding a ceremony on Sunday to celebrate this milestone. On April 30, after three decades on the throne, the Emperor will be the first living Japanese monarch ...

Imperial dedication to those in need

Feb 22, 2019

Imperial dedication to those in need

Emperor Akihito has devoted his 30 years on the throne to defining his role as "symbol of the state," a new status created under the postwar Constitution. After 30 years, the 85-year-old Emperor's time on the throne is drawing to a close as he is ...