The Latest on Emperor Naruhito’s succession (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito has inherited the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel and seals as proof of succession in his first official duty as emperor.

People celebrate as the countdown to new Emperor Naruhito's era of Reiwa, start, a few minutes before Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan.  Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address.  The screens, rear, shows that Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveiled the name of new era
People celebrate as the countdown to new Emperor Naruhito’s era of Reiwa, start, a few minutes before Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address. The screens, rear, shows that Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveiled the name of new era “Reiwa”. (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)

Naruhito succeeded the Chrysanthemum Throne after his father’s abdication Tuesday.

Naruhito is to make his first address later in Wednesday’s ceremony.

His wife, Empress Masako, a Harvard-educated former diplomat, and their daughter Princess Aiko, are barred from the first ceremony, where only adult male royals can participate.

People celebrate as new Emperor Naruhito's era of Reiwa, or
People celebrate as new Emperor Naruhito’s era of Reiwa, or “beautiful harmony” began early Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Osaka, western Japan. Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address. (Kyodo News via AP)

The emperor under Japan’s constitution is a symbol without political power. Naruhito has promised to emulate his father in seeking peace and staying close to people.

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9:20 a.m.

Japan's Emperor Akihito, center, leaves after the ceremony of his abdication past Crown Prince Naruhito, right, and Crown Princess Masako at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The 85-year-old Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday as his son Naruhito will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday. (Japan Pool via AP)
Japan’s Emperor Akihito, center, leaves after the ceremony of his abdication past Crown Prince Naruhito, right, and Crown Princess Masako at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The 85-year-old Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday as his son Naruhito will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday. (Japan Pool via AP)

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will perform his first ritual hours after succeeding his father on the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Naruhito will receive the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel as proof of succession at the ceremony Wednesday and later will make his first address.

His wife, Empress Masako, a Harvard-educated former diplomat, and their daughter Princess Aiko, are barred from the first ceremony, where only adult male royals can participate.

Akihito now holds the title of emperor emeritus after becoming Japan’s first emperor to abdicate in 200 years.

The emperor under Japan’s constitution is a symbol without political power. Naruhito has promised to emulate his father in seeking peace and staying close to people.

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