Emperor Emeritus Akihito marks first birthday since abdication

National Dec 23, 2019

Emperor Emeritus Akihito marks first birthday since abdication

Emperor Emeritus Akihito turned 86 on Monday, marking his first birthday since he stepped down from the chrysanthemum throne in late April to become the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in around 200 years. The former emperor continues to live in the Imperial Palace but ...

400 foreign VIPs to attend emperor's enthronement ceremony

National 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. The foreign guests include Britain's Prince Charles, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the government's secretariat ...