Emperor Naruhito (almost wrote Akihito, I am so used to that!) ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne. The actual footage begins at minute 5:35. (UPDATE: Photos have been added from screenshots)
Queen Elizabeth II is probably not amused. She would never even entertain the thought. It’s that dreaded “A” word, the one that gives her the chills. That’s right – abdication. But it’s not a dirty word.
There is so much information pouring out of Japan over the abdication, it made me curious about their customs. Looking at some of their cultural etiquette – specifically bowing – I found some interesting tidbits, especially as it relates to American leaders.