May 08, 2019
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
By Thisanka Siripala
As Japan celebrates a new Emperor and imperial era, the male-only succession rule underscores the monarchy’s struggle to survive.
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As of midnight on April 30, Emperor Akihito has been replaced by Crown Prince Naruhito.
August 10, 2016
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
By Yuki Tatsumi
As the emperor signals his wish to step down, time for a look back at his legacy.
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.