May 01, 2019
The End of an Era: Japan’s Emperor Finalizes Abdication
By Mari Yamaguchi
As of midnight on April 30, Emperor Akihito has been replaced by Crown Prince Naruhito.
April 18, 2019
Japan’s New Imperial Era: What’s in a Name?
By Thisanka Siripala
After the highly anticipated new imperial era was unveiled, its carefully considered name – Reiwa – has attracted criticism.
January 03, 2019
Japan’s Emperor Makes His Final New Year’s Appearance
By Yuri Kageyama
Emperor Akihito, who will soon be abdicating the throne, gave his final New Year’s address before 150,000 admirers.
February 25, 2015
Japan's Crown Prince Rebukes Historical Revisionism
By Ankit Panda
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito cautioned that Japan should "humbly and correctly" look back on its past.