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The survey, conducted in the wake of last week's enthronement proclamation ceremony for Emperor Naruhito, found 81.9% favor Japan having a woman take the throne, with 13.5% opposed
Dressed in a ceremonial outfit dominated by a draped outer robe in copper, Naruhito announces: 'I hereby declare my enthronement at home and abroad'
Japan's new Emperor Naruhito officially proclaims his ascension in a series of events expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries from over 180 countries
Japanese and US officials hail as 'unprecedented' the relationship between Trump and his 'golf buddy', Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the pair will again find time for a round to cement their diplomatic bromance
Naruhito became emperor at the stroke of midnight but the process will be formalized at a 10-minute solemn ceremony in the Room of Pine in the Imperial Palace at 10:30 am
Naruhito will formally take possession of the sacred imperial regalia at a solemn ceremony later Wednesday, May 1, but he became the 126th emperor at the stroke of midnight, ushering in the 'Reiwa' imperial era
A survey by the Asahi Shimbun daily shows 45% of Japanese 'felt unhappy' about the 10-day vacation for the Emperor's abdication
The name consists of two characters: 'Rei', which can have meanings related to 'order' but also 'auspicious' and 'Wa', usually translated as 'peace' or 'harmony'
Japan's incoming emperor Crown Prince Naruhito faces the delicate task of balancing tradition within the world's oldest monarchy and his own modern values
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The chief cabinet secretary says the doctor diagnosed the emperor with 'symptoms of vertigo and nausea due to cerebral anemia, which require a complete rest and follow-up checks'
The one off bill is widely expected to become law next week after passage through the upper house
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UPDATED Parliament will now debate and give final approval to the first abdication in 200 years
UPDATED Under a controversial law all female imperial family members lose their royal status upon marriage to a commoner This law doesn t apply to male royals
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Emperor Akihito delivers a birthday address at the Imperial Palace – possibly his last such appearance after he earlier hinted at abdication
An Imperial Household Agency spokesman says Akihito s address via video will be broadcast at 3:00 pm 0600 GMT on Monday August 8
UPDATED Prince Hisahito 10 will be entrusted with keeping alive a genealogical line traditionalists say can be traced back to a prehistoric goddess