Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Formally Ascends to the Throne

More than 100 Foreign Dignitaries Attended Ascension Ceremony

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Formally Ascends to the Throne
Emperor Naruhito

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has officially ascended to the throne in a colorful ceremony attended by more than 100 international dignitaries including the UK’s Prince Charles.

The ascension was formalized after a series of traditional rituals, The Sokui no Rei, held inside the imperial palace in Tokyo on Tuesday morning.

Emperor Naruhito took up the position after the abdication of his father, then-Emperor Akihito.

While reading the formal ascension proclamation, Emperor Naruhito swore to act according to the constitution and fulfill his responsibility as the symbol of the state and the unity of the people.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was present at the celebration, delivered a congratulatory speech.

Crowds assembled outside the palace despite a heavy downpour.

The ceremony came weeks after the country was hit by Hurricane Hagibis, which left at least 80 people dead. A celebratory parade was canceled out of respect for the victims of the disaster.

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