Profiles

Profile of new Japanese Emperor Naruhito

Profile of new Japanese Empress Masako

Stories

Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaims enthronement in ancient-style ceremony

Japan pushes back new emperor's enthronement parade to Nov. 10

Throne for Japanese emperor's enthronement rite to be shown to public

Emperor to visit Ise shrine, ancestors' mausoleums

Bumper guest list sees enthronement-related bill rise 30%

Japan to pardon half a mil. criminals on occasion of imperial ceremony

Scholar expects Empress Masako to be effective communicator for Japan

Car for imperial enthronement parade unveiled

140 special flights to arrive in Japan for imperial ceremony

Japan to pardon half a mil. criminals on occasion of imperial ceremony

Japanese emperor's succession rite to follow precedent despite controversy

Emperor Naruhito ascends throne, starting new era in Japan

New emperor to remain close to the people in changing society

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

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

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

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

Explainers

Q&A: How are the imperial family's money and property managed?

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

Q&A: What is the history of the Japanese imperial household?

In Photos

IN PHOTOS: Emperor Naruhito's journey to the Chrysanthemum Throne

IN PHOTOS: Japan's new Emperor Naruhito greets public

IN PHOTOS: Last day of Japan's Heisei Era

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

Full Texts

Full text of new Japanese Emperor Naruhito's first remarks

Full text of Japanese Emperor Akihito's last remarks