Emperor Naruhito Ascends to the Thrown in Japan

Naruhito, the first modern emperor to have studied abroad and the first born after Japan’s defeat in World War II, formally acceded to the Chrysanthemum Throne at midnight after his father Akihito abdicated Tuesday.

Emperor Naruhito Ascends to the Thrown in Japan

TOKYO – Japan’s Emperor Naruhito inherited the sacred sword and jewel that signaled his succession and pledged in his first public address Wednesday to follow his father’s example by devoting himself to peace and sharing the people’s joys and sorrows. Naruhito, the first modern emperor to have studied abroad and the first born after Japan’s […]