Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 05/02/19, 21:51

Emperor Naruhito succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne after his father Akihito abdicated in a series of rituals and ceremonies in Japan.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, workers marked May Day with rallies in cities and by demanding ...

Photos: Japan witnesses rare imperial abdication

World 05/01/19, 06:17

Japan has witnessed a rare handover of its Chrysanthemum Throne by a living emperor.New Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne on Wednesday after his father Akihito abdicated Tuesday night and became emperor emeritus. It was Japan's first abdication in two centuries.The ...

Analysis: New Japanese emperor looks to match father

Asia & Pacific 04/29/19, 19:58

When Crown Prince Naruhito on Wednesday becomes, by official Japanese count, the 126th person to occupy the Chrysanthemum Throne since 660 B.C., he will be ceremonially armed with the glittering, ancient imperial regalia of sword and jewel.Beyond the material trappings ...

Update: Name for new era of Naruhito to be ‘Reiwa’

Asia & Pacific 03/31/19, 21:59

The Latest on the new era name for soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito. (all times local):11:50 a.m.Japan's government spokesman says the name of the era for the soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito will be "Reiwa."Cameramen stand by for a planned press conference by Chief Cabinet Minister ...

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