Japan’s Emperor Naruhito formally declares ascension to throne

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito formally declares ascension to throne

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries. Naruhito became emperor and his wife Masako became empress on May 1, but Tuesday’s ’Sokui no Rei’ was a more elaborate ritual. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a congratulatory speech before assembled dignitaries.

Timothy
Timothy
Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 5 months

It must be really cold there, look how many blankets they're wrapped on!

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 5 months

So wait. He could’ve failed to claim ascension to the throne?

Seekster
Seekster 5 months

Good. Glad to see the world's oldest monarchy continue, even if it is just ceremonial.

npc8472
npc8472 5 months

Emperor? I guess if the UK can still have a queen....

Moogle Joestar
Moogle Joestar 5 months

Emperor Naru(hi)to! Believe it!

porcus
porcus 5 months

This is the start (sort of) of the Reiwa era, correct? Bummer, I really enjoyed eating at the Heisei Japanese restaurant near me... wonder if they will change their name now?

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 5 months

It would be interesting to me, and I think I'm the only one, if the Royal families in Europe married into the Royal families of the East.

BJ
BJ 5 months

Royalty in modern times seems so backwards... what is so special about this dip-shits bloodline that it allows them to rule over people. I wish the whole world would kick these BUMS to the curb and make them get a job like everyone else.

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