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Emperor Naruhito and his family began moving to their new residence on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday, more than two years after ascending to the throne, the Imperial Household Agency said.

Since the emperor was enthroned on May 1, 2019 — the day after his father, Akihito, stepped down as emperor, the first abdication in about 200 years — renovations and other preparations have been underway to prepare for the move.

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