Royal news: Who is Emperor Naurhito - what is Japan's enthronement ceremony?

JAPAN will commence enthronement for its newest emperor this week in a spectacular ceremony to be attended by several high profile figures. What is the Japan enthronement ceremony, and why is it important?

Japan will mark emperor Naruhito’s accession to the throne this week with a special “enthronement” ceremony. The country’s emperor Akihito stepped down from his post in April this year, the first Japanese monarch to do so in centuries. Akihito, aged 85, helped the monarchy flourish in post-war Japan, and was previously tipped to exit his role in 2017.

What is the Japan enthronement ceremony?

Emperor Akihito’s 59-year-old son Naruhito...
source: Express

2019-10-22 01:35
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