Aiming at Olympic boom, Japan builds ‘Ethnic Harmony’ tribute to indigenous Ainu

TOKYO (Reuters) – On a wooded lake shore in northern Japan, the government is building a modernist shrine that has divided the indigenous Ainu community whose vanishing culture it was designed to celebrate. Wooden statues of an Ainu couple stand … Continue reading Aiming at Olympic boom, Japan builds ‘Ethnic Harmony’ tribute to indigenous Ainu

Japanese Emperor Naruhito pledges to fulfill duty at enthronement ceremony

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito makes his appearance during a ceremony to proclaim his enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito pledged to fulfill his … Continue reading Japanese Emperor Naruhito pledges to fulfill duty at enthronement ceremony

Japanese emperor publicly proclaims his enthronement in centuries-old ceremony

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state. Japan’s Emperor … Continue reading Japanese emperor publicly proclaims his enthronement in centuries-old ceremony

Japanese emperor begins ceremonies to proclaim his enthronement to the world

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito is poised to officially proclaim his enthronement on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries, including heads of state and other royals, from more than 180 countries. Japan’s Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko … Continue reading Japanese emperor begins ceremonies to proclaim his enthronement to the world

Factbox: Hundreds of dignitaries to attend as Japan’s emperor declares enthronement

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito is set to proclaim his enthronement to the world next week in a centuries-old ceremony attended by some 2,500 people, including heads of state and other dignitaries from nearly 200 countries. FILE PHOTO – … Continue reading Factbox: Hundreds of dignitaries to attend as Japan’s emperor declares enthronement