Naruhito ascends throne of Japan
May 1 , 2019
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Naruhito, the new emperor of Japan legally ascended the throne. The ceremonies related to the ascension begun during the early hours of the day. In that ceremony, people saw him inheriting the imperial treasures. In Japan, a new imperial era, which is called Reiwa, and means order and harmony will last till his reign. On Tuesday, his father Akihito, the 85-year-old emperor abdicated his throne, due to his declining health and age. In his brief speech, Naruhito stated that all he wishes to have is peace and happiness for his people.