Japan emperor greets public in final New Year’s appearance

Asia & Pacific 01/01/19, 23:18

Japanese Emperor Akihito has waved to throngs of well-wishers eager to see the final New Year's appearance in his reign.He told the crowd Wednesday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo: "I am truly happy to celebrate the New Year with all of you under such cloudless skies."Akihito will abdicate on ...

Japan emperor marks last birthday on throne, prays for peace

Asia & Pacific 12/22/18, 22:59

Japan's Emperor Akihito, marking his 85th birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation's wartime history."It gives ...

Japanese prince wants royals to fund Shinto rite, not public

World 11/30/18, 02:23

Japan's Prince Akishino says a highly religious ritual that is part of next year's succession ceremonies should be covered privately by the imperial family, questioning the government's decision to use public money.In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo provided by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japan's Prince Akishino and ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 11/16/18, 02:55

Japan's Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako greeted guests at the autumn garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden. Akihito has said he will abdicate next year.In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, dancers in traditional dress wait for the arrival of Chinese ...

Japanese Princess Ayako marries commoner at shrine ceremony

World 10/28/18, 23:06

A Japanese princess has married a commoner in a ceremony at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine.Princess Ayako is the 28-year-old daughter of the emperor's cousin, and the groom, 32-year-old Kei Moriya, works for major shipping company Nippon Yusen.Japanese Princess Ayako, front, the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado, dressed in traditional ...

French film star Catherine Deneuve receives Japanese award

Entertainment 10/23/18, 09:47

French film star Catherine Deneuve has received Japan's most prestigious art award at a ceremony in Tokyo, where she was greeted by Emperor Akihito.Deneuve received the Praemium Imperiale on Tuesday for her achievement in film and theater performances.The 84-year-old Akihito, who is abdicating at the end of April, shook hands ...

Special throne for Japan’s next emperor arrives in Tokyo

World 09/26/18, 03:10

The special imperial throne to be used for the coronation of Japan's new emperor has arrived in Tokyo from an ancient imperial palace in Kyoto more than a year ahead of time.This April 17, 2018, photo shows Takamikura throne, left, and Michodai, a curtained platform, placed at the Kyoto Imperial ...

End of content

No more pages to load