Emperor Naruhito

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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