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Living History: Ushering in the New Imperial Era in Japan
May 14, 2019
Living History: Ushering in the New Imperial Era in Japan
The view from the crowd that gathered in early May to celebrate the rise of a new emperor.
Living History: Ushering in the New Imperial Era in Japan
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
May 08, 2019
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
As Japan celebrates a new Emperor and imperial era, the male-only succession rule underscores the monarchy’s struggle to survive.
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
The End of an Era: Japan’s Emperor Finalizes Abdication
May 01, 2019
The End of an Era: Japan’s Emperor Finalizes Abdication
As of midnight on April 30, Emperor Akihito has been replaced by Crown Prince Naruhito.
The End of an Era: Japan’s Emperor Finalizes Abdication
Japan’s New Imperial Era: What’s in a Name?
April 18, 2019
Japan’s New Imperial Era: What’s in a Name?
After the highly anticipated new imperial era was unveiled, its carefully considered name – Reiwa – has attracted criticism.
Japan’s New Imperial Era: What’s in a Name?
Japan’s Emperor Makes His Final New Year’s Appearance
January 03, 2019
Japan’s Emperor Makes His Final New Year’s Appearance
Emperor Akihito, who will soon be abdicating the throne, gave his final New Year’s address before 150,000 admirers.
Japan’s Emperor Makes His Final New Year’s Appearance
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
August 18, 2018
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Emperor Akihito, known for his emphasis on reconciliation and peace, gave his last speech at Japan’s annual ceremony for WWII dead.
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Winners and Losers From Asia’s Year of the Rooster
December 26, 2017
Winners and Losers From Asia’s Year of the Rooster
How did Asia's leaders fare in 2017?
Winners and Losers From Asia’s Year of the Rooster
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
August 10, 2016
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
As the emperor signals his wish to step down, time for a look back at his legacy.
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
August 08, 2016
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
The ten-minute pre-recorded message was the second-ever televised address of the Emperor to the public.
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
July 15, 2016
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
Emperor Akihito might want to abdicate, but other factors might prevent his wishes from coming to fruition.
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
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