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Japan's new Emperor Naruhito greets public for first time

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito greets public for first time

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito greeted the public on Saturday for the first time since he ascended the Chrysanthemum throne earlier this week.

End of an era as Japan's emperor abdicates

End of an era as Japan's emperor abdicates

Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world's oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new imperial era.

Ten-day holiday period in Japan as emperor is set to abdicate

Ten-day holiday period in Japan as emperor is set to abdicate

A 10-day holiday period started in Japan on Saturday, also taking in Emperor Akihito's abdication this coming Tuesday.

Japan emperor to cede all public duties after abdication: prince

Japan emperor to cede all public duties after abdication: prince

Emperor Akihito will hand over all public duties to his heir after retiring in what will be Japan's first abdication in nearly two centuries, the monarch's younger son said ...