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Ise Jingu sees visitor surge during Golden Week holiday

May 7, 2019

Tsu, Mie Pref.–The Ise Jingu shrine complex in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, saw the number of visitors more than double from a year before during this year’s Golden Week holiday period in the country, the Shinto shrine said Tuesday. During

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People back to work in Japan after 10-day holiday

May 7, 2019

Tokyo/Osaka–Many people in Japan were back to work on Tuesday, after the end on Monday of an unprecedented 10-day holiday during which the Imperial succession was carried out and the country’s era name changed to Reiwa from Heisei. Ticket gates

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Retired couple smiles

May 6, 2019

Minato-ku, Tokyo–The Emperor and his wifet the Tokyo lawn tennis club. Jiji Press

INTERVIEW: New emperor expected to aim for open imperial family

May 2, 2019

Oxford, Britain–Looking back on his memories with Japanese Emperor Naruhito, Arthur Stockwin, emeritus fellow at the University of Oxford, has hinted that the new Emperor may aim for an open Imperial Family. The Emperor “may well try to open up

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Newborns welcomed on first day of Japan’s Reiwa Era

May 2, 2019

Tokyo–Newborns were welcomed in Japan on Wednesday, the first day of its Reiwa era, at hospitals around the nation. Nine babies were born in the morning at Fukuda Hospital in the southwestern city of Kumamoto. Yurie I, 31, gave birth

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New Empress: Passionate about international goodwill

May 2, 2019

Tokyo–Both new Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako place importance on their work for international goodwill. In particular, the Empress, a former diplomat at the Japanese Foreign Ministry, has continued to hold strong feelings about overseas visits. After gaining confidence on

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Ex-Classmate predicts new emperor may be active on social media

May 2, 2019

Tokyo–A former classmate of new Emperor Naruhito has described him as having a good sense of humor and a charming personality, as well as being interested in new things, saying that he could become the first Japanese monarch to be

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People in Japan hope for peace in new era

May 2, 2019

Tokyo–People in Japan expressed hopes for peace as Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne and the country’s new era, Reiwa, opened on Wednesday. “I love the festive mood, unlike the previous era change to Heisei,” said Yoshiaki Sakai, a 77-year-old resident

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