Takamikura imperial throne displayed in Kyoto

National Jul 18, 2020

Takamikura imperial throne displayed in Kyoto

The canopied Takamikura imperial throne in which the emperor proclaimed his enthronement last October was put on public display at Kyoto Imperial Palace on Saturday. The Imperial Household Agency will be showing the throne until Aug. 27 and will limit viewing to 5,000 people a ...

Crown prince proclamation ceremonies postponed amid outbreak

National Apr 14, 2020

Crown prince proclamation ceremonies postponed amid outbreak

The government said Tuesday it has postponed this month's ceremonies to celebrate Crown Prince Akishino's ascent to first in line to the chrysanthemum throne amid the new coronavirus outbreak. The Rikkoshi no Rei ceremonies, originally scheduled for Sunday, are intended to proclaim the 54-year-old crown ...

Japan considers postponing ceremonies for Crown Prince Akishino

National Apr 10, 2020

Japan considers postponing ceremonies for Crown Prince Akishino

The government is considering to postpone this month's Rikkoshi no Rei ceremonies, meant to proclaim Crown Prince Akishino's rise to first in line to the throne, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday. The possible delay comes ...

Former emperor and empress move to Takanawa Imperial Residence

National Apr 1, 2020

Former emperor and empress move to Takanawa Imperial Residence

Former Emperor Akihito and former Empress Michiko moved to the Takanawa Imperial Residence, their temporary home, in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Tuesday. The emperor emeritus and the empress emerita had moved out of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda Ward after the former's abdication last year ...