Japanese emperor's succession rite to follow precedent despite controversy

Empress Masako conducts 1st official duty in new capacity

Emperor Naruhito ascends throne, starting new era in Japan

New emperor to remain close to the people in changing society

Mountain hut owner hopes new Emperor Naruhito will not give up trekking

Empress Masako dons long white dress, tiara at emperor's 1st speech

Japan's Emperor Naruhito greets public for 1st time since ascension

Japan mulls amnesty in honor of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement

Role of women in spotlight as imperial family members dwindle

Over 82% feel affection for new emperor, 79% support woman on throne

New emperor to "commute" to palace from current residence for a while

Officials feared Japanese emperor's U.K. experience might be stifled

Close friend of Japanese imperial family recalls new emperor's visit

Emperor declares abdication, thanks people for support

Emperor Akihito defines role as state symbol through 30 yrs of reign

Emperor not alone in abdicating, as examples in other countries show

Controversy rekindled over Shinto-linked imperial succession rite


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Q&A: What kind of imperial succession rituals await the new emperor?

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Profile of new Japanese Emperor Naruhito

Profile of new Japanese Empress Masako

Full Texts

Full text of new Japanese Emperor Naruhito's first remarks

Full text of Japanese Emperor Akihito's last remarks

In Photos

IN PHOTOS: Japan's new Emperor Naruhito greets public

IN PHOTOS: Newlyweds and newborns on the 1st day of Reiwa

IN PHOTOS: Key events related to Emperor Naruhito, his family

IN PHOTOS: Last day of Japan's Heisei Era

IN PHOTOS: Japanese Emperor Akihito's journey with the people