Emperor Naruhito Addresses Public For First Time

Emperor Naruhito addresses public for first time

Japanese Emperor Naruhito has addressed the public for the first time since ascending the throne on Wednesday.

Tens of thousands of people gathered to celebrate the Imperial succession. Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, and other adult members of the Imperial family appeared together on the balcony of the Imperial Palace.

The Emperor will appear several more times throughout the day.