Foreign nationals fascinated by emperor's enthronement ceremony

National Oct 22, 2019

Foreign nationals fascinated by emperor's enthronement ceremony

A number of foreigners visited the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Tuesday to take in the atmosphere of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony, despite tight security and bad weather, expressing fascination with Japan's centuries-old tradition. "The ceremony should be a (point of) pride for the Japanese. ...

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 ...

'Unbearable pain' cuts short Philippine leader's Japan trip

National Oct 22, 2019

'Unbearable pain' cuts short Philippine leader's Japan trip

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was forced to cut short his attendance of the enthronement of Japan's emperor on Tuesday, due to what his office said was "unbearable pain" in his lower back after a motorcycle mishap last week. The health of Duterte, 74, and his ...

Emperor Naruhito's remarks at enthronement ceremony

National Oct 22, 2019

Emperor Naruhito's remarks at enthronement ceremony

Following is the full text of Emperor Naruhito's remarks during Tuesday's ceremony to proclaim his enthronement: Having previously succeeded to the imperial throne in accordance with the Constitution of Japan and the Special Measures Law on the Imperial House Law, I now perform the ceremony ...