1 year Japan rings in new era as Naruhito becomes emperor Rappler
TOKYO, Japan – A new era dawned in Japan on Wednesday, May 1, as Naruhito officially became emperor at midnight following his father's historic abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne, the world's oldest monarchy. The 59-year-old Naruhito will formally take possession of the sacred imperial regalia at a solemn ceremony later Wednesday, ... more