Saturday, October 31, 2020
No menu items!

The enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito

The first Japanese emperor born after World War Two, Naruhito acceded to the throne when his father, Akihito, became the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in two centuries after worrying that advancing age might make it hard to perform official duties.

For the main ceremony in the Matsu-no-Ma, or Hall of Pine, the most prestigious room in the palace, Naruhito wore a traditional burnt-orange robe and headdress, as his father did nearly three decades ago.

Naruhito’s grandfather, Hirohito, in whose name Japanese troops fought World War Two, was treated as a god but renounced his divine status after Japan’s defeat in 1945. Emperors now have no political authority. A court banquet is due to be held on Tuesday evening, before Naruhito and Empress Masako host a tea party for foreign royalty on Wednesday (October 23) afternoon.

(Production: Mark Ho)

Latest News

Obama says Trump treating presidency like a reality show

Former U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday (October 31) blasted U.S. President Donald Trump for his handling of...

Twitter says it has changed its hacked materials policy, unfreezes New York Post account

Twitter said on Friday (October 29) it has changed its policy on hacked materials and lifted a freeze it had placed on...

“Can you hold my hand?” video shows 16-year old girl and her dog being rescued

A dramatic video captured a 16-year old girl stranded under the rubble of an 8-story building who was rescued on Saturday (October...

Former James Bond actor Sean Connery dies aged 90 – British media

Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as the suave, sexy and sophisticated British agent James Bond and went...

2020 Election Four Days Away

https://twitter.com/NTV_Houston/status/1322398639797506050?s=20

More Articles Like This