Addresses by Emperor Naruhito at the Enthronement Ceremony

Addresses by Emperor Naruhito at the Enthronement Ceremony

Watch the full English translation of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement speech.

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Empress Emerita Michiko turns 85

Empress Emerita Michiko turns 85

Empress Emerita Michiko expresses hope for a smooth enthronement ceremony for her son as she turns 85.

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Succession ritual rice in storage at Imperial Palace

Succession ritual rice in storage at Imperial Palace

Freshly harvested rice for next month's Daijosai imperial succession ritual is placed in storage at the Imperial Palace.

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Ex-principal failed to investigate teacher's bullying claims

Ex-principal failed to investigate teacher's bullying claims

The former principal of a Kobe elementary school where a teacher says he was bullied by older colleagues says the teache...

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Nagasaki Kunchi Festival mesmerizes

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival mesmerizes

The annual Nagasaki Kunchi Festival colors the streets of this city in southwestern Japan.

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Fighting shrine festival in Matsuyama

Fighting shrine festival in Matsuyama

A festival in southwestern Japan features dynamic fights between portable shrines.

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Imperial parade rehearsal hits Tokyo streets

Imperial parade rehearsal hits Tokyo streets

A rehearsal for the parade that will follow Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony on October 22 is held in Tokyo.

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KEPCO scandal update

KEPCO scandal update

Kansai Electric Power Company leaks information on nuclear power plant-related projects to a former deputy mayor in conn...

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First tiger blowfish auction of season held

First tiger blowfish auction of season held

The first tiger blowfish auction of the season is held in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The city is synonymous with...

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Princess Kako attends sign language event

Princess Kako attends sign language event

Princess Kako signs an address at a sign language event for high school students.

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