Emperor Naruhito

Japanese Emperor donates 100 million yen of his private spending money to charities

The emperor hopes to support efforts to eliminate child poverty and organizations that aid those affected by disasters.

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Overworked Japan loses last public holiday of the year, even though it’s still on the calendar

No Country for Old Holidays.

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Buildings used for the emperor’s Daijosai ceremony are open for public viewing until December 8

Now’s your last chance to see structures that can’t be seen again until the ascension of the next emperor.

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Japanese Emperor rides by on Imperial Train, makes schoolgirls scream like he’s a boy band idol

Teenage girl’s Tik Tok video goes viral after she spots Emperor Naruhito on the royal train.

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Heavy rain falls in Tokyo on day emperor is presented with Sword of Heavenly Gathering Clouds

New emperor’s rainy enthronement ceremony takes place at Imperial Palace while the sword’s regular home experiences blue skies and sunshine.

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Japan issuing beautiful new coins to celebrate Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

The 10,000-yen (US$92) coin costs a lot more than 10,000 yen.

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Netizens educate president of Brazil on the wonders of the anime world with hilarious results

Who knew that the best teachers would turn out to be anime and Photoshop?

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Pokémon GO player claims his in-game snapshot shows Japan’s new emperor and Pikachu together

Does the emperor want to battle?

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Christian groups in Japan criticize emperor’s ascension ceremony as violation of constitution

Spokesmen say this week’s ceremony, and another scheduled for October, violate the principal of separation of church and state.

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How do you say “Happy New Era” in Japanese?

With the imperial Heisei era over and the Reiwa period just beginning, this is the phrase to use.

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Japan’s new emperor ascends to throne, makes first speech with wish for peace, happiness

Emperor Naruhito looks back on emperors of the past before turning his eyes to the nation’s future.

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