Enthronement Ceremony For Emperor To Begin

Enthronement ceremony for Emperor to begin

Leaders of Japan and dignitaries from around the world are here in Tokyo to witness something not seen in a generation, with traditions dating back centuries. In a short while, Emperor Naruhito will formally proclaim his enthronement.

He took the throne in May, but today his accession will be celebrated.

Japan To Hold Enthronement Ceremony For Emperor


A key ceremony to mark the enthronement of Japan's new Emperor will be held at Tokyo's Imperial Palace on Tuesday.

Emperor Naruhito took the throne on May 1... following his father's abdication. The accession ushered in Japan's current Reiwa era.

Preparations For Tuesday's Enthronement Ceremony

Preparations for Tuesday's enthronement ceremony

Final preparations are now underway at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for Tuesday's enthronement ceremony of Japan's emperor.

Emperor Naruhito will take part in 2 ceremonies on Tuesday afternoon to mark his accession to the throne.

Emperor, Empress Rehearse Enthronement Ceremony

Emperor, empress rehearse enthronement ceremony

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have taken part in a rehearsal for their enthronement ceremony next week.

The imperial couple opened their car's window and waved to passersby as they arrived at the Imperial Palace on Tuesday afternoon.

Rice Harvested For Emperor's Daijosai Ceremony

Rice harvested for Emperor's Daijosai ceremony

Rice has been harvested at two sites in Japan to prepare for the Daijosai, or Great Thanksgiving Ceremony. The ceremony in November will be one of the key events to mark Emperor Naruhito's ascension to the throne.

The crop was harvested on Friday at two chosen paddies -- one in Tochigi Prefecture in the east and the other in Kyoto Prefecture in the west.

Pence To Attend Enthronement Ceremony

Pence to attend enthronement ceremony

Arrangements are believed to be underway for US Vice President Mike Pence to visit Japan in October to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.

US officials and other sources say that the US government is preparing for Pence to attend the October 22 event. It serves as a formal announcement for the accession that took place in May.

At Least 95 Nations To Attend Hiroshima Ceremony

At least 95 nations to attend Hiroshima ceremony

The city of Hiroshima says at least 95 countries and the European Union are expected to send ambassadors and other representatives to an August 6 ceremony to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing on the city.

City officials announced an outline of the Peace Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday.

Emperor's First Rice Planting Ceremony

Emperor's first rice planting ceremony

Japanese Emperor Naruhito transplanted rice seedlings in a paddy at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday.

The ceremonial event was the emperor's first since he ascended the throne on May 1. The annual tradition was started by his grandfather, the Emperor Showa.

Sokui-go-choken-no-gi Ceremony Ends

Sokui-go-Choken-no-gi ceremony ends

Japan's new Emperor has had his first audience with representatives of the people at the Imperial Palace.

The Sokui-go-Choken-no-gi started at 11:12 a.m. on Wednesday in the Matsu-no-Ma State Room.

Kenji-to-shokei-no-gi Ceremony Ends

Kenji-to-Shokei-no-gi ceremony ends

A ceremony marking the new Emperor's succession of the sacred sword and jewel has ended in Japan.

The ceremony known as Kenji-to-Shokei-no-gi began at around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Matsu-no-Ma State Room of the Imperial Palace.

Emperor's Abdication Ceremony About To Start

Emperor's abdication ceremony about to start

Japan is mere hours away from the end of an era. Emperor Akihito will abdicate at the end of Tuesday -- bringing the three-decade-long Heisei Era to a close.

As that happens, people here will witness a new era begin. Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne immediately.