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
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
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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