Emperor Naruhito completes visits to imperial mausoleums

National Dec 3, 2019

Emperor Naruhito completes visits to imperial mausoleums

Emperor Naruhito, joined by Empress Masako, visited the mausoleums of his grandfather and great grandfather in Tokyo on Tuesday, concluding a series of visits to imperial mausoleums since the completion of key succession rituals. The imperial couple separately offered tributes at the mausoleum of Emperor ...

Emperor and empress may visit areas hit by Typhoon Hagibis

National Nov 20, 2019

Emperor and empress may visit areas hit by Typhoon Hagibis

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are considering a trip late next month to areas of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures that were hit hard by Typhoon Hagibis and subsequent heavy rain, the Imperial Household Agency said Tuesday. If realized, it will be the imperial couple's first ...

In pictures: The day of the enthronement ceremony

National Oct 22, 2019

In pictures: The day of the enthronement ceremony

Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his constitutional duty as a symbol of the state. Naruhito became emperor and his wife, Masako, became empress on ...