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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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MMDA dogs praised for role in rescue of collapsed Porac supermarket

April 26, 2019

Not all superheroes wear capes. Nine dogs were being praised by netizens after they helped in the rescue operation on the collapsed Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga which resulted in the death of five people. The K9 unit of the

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3 years on, prayers offered for Kumamoto quake victims

April 17, 2019

Mashiki, Kumamoto Pref.–Officials of the municipal government of Mashiki offered silent prayers on Tuesday for the victims of the powerful earthquakes that hit the town and other areas in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, three years ago. “We’ll place top priority

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Students in Japan fall short of state-set English skill goals

April 16, 2019

Tokyo–Third-year students in junior and senior high schools in Japan failed to meet respective state-set goals for English skills, an education ministry survey showed Tuesday. The survey in fiscal 2018, which ended in March, found that 42.6 pct of third-year

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