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ABDICATION

Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2020
Former Emperor Akihito turns 87
The emperor emeritus spent much of the year quietly at his residence in Tokyo amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2020
Former Emperor Akihito visits palace for first time since March
The emperor emeritus, who abdicated on April 30 last year, had been refraining from going out due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2020
Japan's former emperor and empress move out of palace after 26 years
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko on Thursday moved out of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, their home since 1993, in a first step toward swapping residences with the current emperor and his family.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 30, 2019
Government asked that new imperial name come from 'Manyoshu' just nine days before announcement
The government asked the literary scholar who proposed "Reiwa" as the current era name to come up with a candidate from the "Manyoshu," Japan's oldest known poetry anthology, just nine days before the name was to be announced, according to sources.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Dec 23, 2019
The Reiwa Daijosai: Pomp, circumstance and litigation
The separation of church and state in Japan comes under scrutiny in the new era. However, we've been down this road before.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2019
Public funding of religious Daijosai ceremony draws flak
The governmentu2019s decision to finance the Daijosai ceremony with state funds draws criticism from experts, who claim the move was taken with undue speed in order to avoid reigniting controversy over the Constitution.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2019
Future of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old Prince Hisahito
When Prince Hisahito, Japan's youngest prince, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip, just months after his uncle, Emperor Naruhito, ascended to the throne, the visit was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Emperor's Enthronement
Oct 22, 2019
In pictures: Emperor Naruhito's journey to the chrysanthemum throne
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2019
Air France jet carrying imperial ceremony guest makes emergency landing at Tokyo's Haneda
An Air France jet made an emergency landing Monday at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, and a government source said its passengers included at least one foreign dignitary attending Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2019
400 foreign VIPs to attend emperor's enthronement ceremony
Some 400 foreign VIPs are slated to attend Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony in Tokyo on Tuesday, the government said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2019
South Korea PM may deliver letter from Moon to Abe on visit for Japan enthronement ceremony
In media interviews published Friday, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said he intends to deliver a personal letter from President Moon Jae-in to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week in Tokyo, hoping to improve a bilateral relationship strained by historical issues and trade disputes in recent months.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2019
Japan's Cabinet approves postponing emperor's enthronement parade until Nov. 10
In the aftermath of the deadly typhoon last weekend, the Cabinet on Friday approved the postponement of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement parade until Nov. 10.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 18, 2019
Japan to pardon 550,000 convicts on occasion of imperial enthronement ceremony
The government on Friday approved granting pardons to roughly 550,000 petty criminals in light of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony next Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 26, 2019
Ceremony held to kick off construction of halls for Daijosai imperial succession rite
A ceremony was held Friday on the Imperial Palace grounds to mark the start of construction of the temporary halls to be used in a key imperial succession rite this fall.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2019
Emperor's succession rite to follow precedent despite constitutional controversy
The government approved Thursday the outline of a ritual to be held this fall to proclaim the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito before international guests, following the style adopted by his father in 1990, despite a controversy surrounding the nature of the rite.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2019
Turtle-shell divination conducted at Imperial Palace in Tokyo ahead of key succession rite
The ceremony selects Tochigi and Kyoto prefectures to provide the rice for the upcoming Daijosai offering ceremony in mid-November.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2019
Reiwa calligraphy to be stored at National Archives, made available for commercial use
The government plans to preserve the original calligraphic work Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga displayed when announcing the new era name of Reiwa at the National Archives of Japan, according to government sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2019
In first palace ritual of his reign, Japan's emperor reports enthronement plans to his ancestors
Emperor Naruhito performed his first formal ritual within the Imperial Palace on Wednesday following his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne last week, ceremonially reporting to his ancestors that he will take part in major enthronement rites this fall.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2019
Back to the grind: Workers in Japan return after extended Golden Week holiday
The nation went back to work following this year's unprecedented 10-day Golden Week holiday on Tuesday — the first working day of the Reiwa Era.
JAPAN
May 7, 2019
Drone flights reported again near Imperial Palace in Tokyo in wake of ascension
Riot police observed what they thought was a drone flying over the Kitanomaru Garden located just north of the palace at around 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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