In pictures: Japan's new emperor

National May 1, 2019

In pictures: Japan's new emperor

Emperor Naruhito ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday, as the new imperial era — known as Reiwa — began following his father's abdication the previous day after three decades as emperor. The 59-year-old new emperor is expected to follow the footsteps of his father, ...

China appreciates outgoing Japanese emperor's achievements

National Apr 30, 2019

China appreciates outgoing Japanese emperor's achievements

China has expressed appreciation for the achievements of Japanese Emperor Akihito, who declared his abdication on Tuesday, saying he has contributed to improving ties between the two nations. "Emperor Akihito visited China in 1992 and met with Chinese party and state leaders on many occasions. ...