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Emperor voices deep emotion over 30 years on throne

February 25, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s Emperor Akihito expressed deep emotion on Sunday over marking the 30th anniversary of his accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne amid congratulations offered by people at home and abroad. “It means so much to me that I commemorate this day

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February 22, 2019

Swedish 16-years-old climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers a speech during a meeting at the Civil Society For rEUnaissance at the EU Charlemagne Building in Brussels on February 21, 2018. (Photo by Aris Oikonomou / AFP)Jiji Press

INTERVIEW: Miyagi aims for revitalization through tourism

February 22, 2019

Sendai, Miyagi Pref.–Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai has expressed his resolve to focus on tourism to revitalize the northeastern Japan prefecture, hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “In order to spur regional revitalization, we need to increase the

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The Heisei Emperor: Keen for seamless handover

February 20, 2019

Tokyo–Emperor Akihito’s abdication on April 30 and the subsequent accession to the throne of his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, grew out of the Emperor’s wish for a smooth handover of his role as the symbol of the state. The

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The Heisei Emperor: Cherishing family

February 20, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Emperor Akihito broke Imperial custom by living together with his young children to create a loving family. At a 1984 press conference marking the 25th anniversary of his marriage with Empress Michiko, who was the first commoner to marry

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The Heisei Emperor: Deepening goodwill through visits to 58 countries

February 17, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s 85-year-old Emperor Akihito, set to abdicate at the end of April this year, has deepened international goodwill through his visits to 58 countries, including those he traveled to in the capacity of Crown Prince. The countries include China and

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The Heisei Emperor : Wishing for peace, true to wartime memories

February 15, 2019

Tokyo–Emperor Akihito’s starting point as the symbol of Japan wishing for peace dates back to his memories of witnessing wartime devastation in Tokyo when he was 11 years old. The Emperor and Empress Michiko have repeatedly visited the bloodiest battlefields

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The Heisei Emperor: Encouraging Disaster Victims

February 14, 2019

Tokyo–Japan was hit by numerous natural disasters, including earthquakes and eruptions, during the Heisei era, and Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have visited affected areas each time to offer encouragement to people staying at evacuation centers. When talking to such

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