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Cheering crowds greet Japan's new emperor in rare parade

Nov 10, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'We came here because it's a once in a lifetime opportunity and we wanted to celebrate this event, says a Japanese who traveled from Saitama, 40 kilometers north of Tokyo

ROYAL PARADE. Japan’s Emperor Naruhito (L) and Empress Masako (R) wave during a royal parade in Tokyo on November 10, 2019. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Poll finds over 80% in Japan back female emperor

Oct 28, 2019 - 2:43 PM

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

EMPEROR. A photo from the Japanese Government shows His Majesty Emperor Naruhito as he gives his message during the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on October 22, 2019. Malacañang Photo

‘Humiliating’ treatment of Duterte at Japan enthronement rites? Not quite

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:33 PM

How credible are the claims of a viral post alleging that President Rodrigo Duterte was given humiliating treatment at the Japanese Emperor's enthronement?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, arrive at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan to witness the Ceremonies of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito on October 22, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Japan's Emperor Naruhito formally proclaims enthronement

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Dressed in a ceremonial outfit dominated by a draped outer robe in copper, Naruhito announces: 'I hereby declare my enthronement at home and abroad'

Emperor Naruhito officially proclaims his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne during an enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22, 2019. ISSEI KATO / POOL / AFP

Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony

Oct 22, 2019 - 7:43 AM

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

REIWA PERIOD. In this file photo taken on October 4, 2019, Japan's Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech during the opening of an extraordinary diet session in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Duterte flies to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:19 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine leader, bringing a supposedly ‘leaner’ delegation, will also attend the Emperor’s Banquet and Prime Minister's Banquet

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Golden Topper Corporate Launch at the Aseana Business Park in Parañaque City on September 25, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Japan plans to postpone imperial parade over typhoon

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:47 PM

The parade, originally scheduled for October 22, would mark the official proclamation of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement

EMPEROR NARUHITO. Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako make their first public appearance after ascending to the throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on May 4, 2019.  File photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Japan's new emperor speaks of 'deep remorse' in 1st speech marking WWII

Aug 15, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Emperor Naruhito's comments are monitored in Tokyo and throughout Asia for any change in tone but he closely echoed the language employed by his father Akihito

Japan's Emperor Naruhito (R) and Empress Masako (L) bow at an altar during an annual memorial ceremony to remember those lost at war, on August 15, 2019, as the country marks the 74th anniversary of its surrender in World War II.  Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

Duterte invites new Japan emperor and empress to the Philippines

Jun 03, 2019 - 1:21 PM

The Philippine President says it would be his country's great honor to receive Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako some time in the future

Japan's Emperor Naruhito (L) and Empress Masako (R) make their first public appearance after ascending to the throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on May 4, 2019. Emperor Naruhito urged Japan to work together for world peace as he made his first public appearance in front of a cheering, flag-waving crowd of tens of thousands. Behrouz MEHRI / AFP

Trump bids Japanese emperor farewell, tours U.S. navy base

May 28, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Tricky negotiations over Washington's insistence that Japan open markets to more US products or face steep auto tariffs have been all but set aside until after elections here in July

TRUMP IN JAPAN. US President Donald Trump (R) salutes as he arrives aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) to participate in a Memorial Day event in Yokosuka on May 28, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Dovish Trump says not targeting regime change in Iran

May 27, 2019 - 9:59 PM

'I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal. I think that's very smart of them and I think there's a possibility for that to happen also,' US President Donald Trump says

TRUMP IN JAPAN. US President Donald Trump smiles during a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on May 27, 2019. Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Pool/AFP

Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet Japan's new emperor

May 27, 2019 - 9:10 AM

(UPDATED) Donald Trump's palace visit in the morning, followed by a royal banquet in the evening, is the main event in a feel-good trip

Trump arrives in Japan for sumo summit with Abe

May 25, 2019 - 4:56 PM

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

SUMO SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump waves next to First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo on May 25, 2019. Photo by Koji Sasahara/Pool/AFP

Trump to get royal treatment on Japan emperor visit

May 23, 2019 - 10:52 AM

The decision by Japan to put Trump at the head of the line for Naruhito illustrates the unique bond between the one-time bitterest of enemies, while delivering rival China a timely reminder that the United States is not alone in Asia

US President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Helsinki, on July 15, 2018 on the eve of a summit in Helsinki between the US President and his Russian counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Heikki Saukkomaa / Finland OUT

Japan's new emperor urges world peace in first public speech

May 05, 2019 - 12:23 AM

'I sincerely wish that our country, hand-in-hand with foreign countries, seeks world peace and further development,' says Emperor Naruhito

SPEECH. Japan's Emperor Naruhito (L) and Empress Masako (R) make their first public appearance after ascending to the throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on May 4, 2019. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Japan rings in new era as Naruhito becomes emperor

Apr 30, 2019 - 11:29 PM

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

NEW EMPEROR. A vehicle carrying Crown Prince Naruhito (L) and Crown Princess Masako (R) leaves the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on April 30, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Extra abdication holidays pose dilemma for hardworking Japanese

Apr 06, 2019 - 11:17 PM

A survey by the Asahi Shimbun daily shows 45% of Japanese 'felt unhappy' about the 10-day vacation for the Emperor's abdication

Pedestrians take pictures with cherry blossoms in the Japanese capital Tokyo on March 27, 2019.  Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

Reiwa: A new era name for Japan ahead of abdication

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:12 PM

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 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announces the new era name "Reiwa" duringa press coference at the prime minister's offece in Tokyo on April 1,2019. Japan announced its new imperial era, which will begin next month when Emperor Akihito abdicates, will be known as "Reiwa", a word that includes the character for "harmony". Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP