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Emperor Naruhito ascends to the throne

Japan Pool via Reuters

Posted at May 01 2019 05:03 PM

Emperor Naruhito ascends to the throne

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito, accompanied by new Empress Masako, makes his first address during a ritual after succeeding his father Akihito at Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Wednesday. Emperor Naruhito ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne a day after the abdication of his father Emperor Akihito.