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New emperor: Worried about wife’s health amid busy schedule

May 1, 2019

Tokyo–New Emperor Naruhito has had to face concerns about the health of his wife, Empress Masako, while still carrying out his hectic schedule. After the then Crown Princess withdrew from her duties to receive treatment for stress-related illness in the

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Profiles of Japan’s new emperor, empress

May 1, 2019

Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)–Following are profiles of Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, who assumed the titles Wednesday: Emperor Naruhito He was born Feb. 23, 1960, as the eldest son of Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko.

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New Emperor: Happy wedding parade, strong pressure for heir

May 1, 2019

Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)–The wedding parade of then Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako in 1993, celebrated with huge public enthusiasm, marked the beginning of a married life under intense public scrutiny, amid continuing pressure to produce an

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New Emperor: Student days with Viola, part-time work

May 1, 2019

Tokyo–New Emperor Naruhito studied at the Department of History at Gakushuin University’s Faculty of Letters, where he also enjoyed playing the viola and worked part-time. At the university, then Prince Hiro took part in seminar groups researching Japan’s early modern

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New Emperor: Growing up in nontraditional Environment

May 1, 2019

Tokyo–During his early childhood, Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito grew up under an environment that broke with Imperial tradition, living with his parents, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko, based on the couple’s policy. The new Emperor, who assumed the

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The Imperial succession, by the numbers

May 1, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Emperor Emeritus Akihito abdicated Tuesday, and his son, Emperor Naruhito, ascended the throne Wednesday. Here are some numbers from the Imperial succession. 85: The age at which Emperor Emeritus Akihito abdicated. He was the oldest emperor to do so.

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Japanese people miss outgoing Heisei Era

May 1, 2019

Tokyo–A number of people in Japan are feeling nostalgic about the Heisei era, which ends at midnight Tuesday (3 p.m. GMT) in line with the abdication of Emperor Akihito the same day. Many gathered at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo’s

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Emperor Akihito’s achievements hailed in China

May 1, 2019

Beijing–Japanese Emperor Akihito’s personality and achievements were positively reported by Chinese media on Tuesday, the last day of his 30-year reign. State-backed news website China.org.cn said the Emperor is the only Japanese monarch to have visited China and that the

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