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.
Japan names new era The new era will be named Reiwa, meaning “good fortune” and “harmony”. May this always be the case for the new emperor and empress and the people of Japan! See the video below for the announcement of the name of Naruhito’s era and new reign. See the video of the announcement below!
In an unexpected move, Japan’s Emperor Akihito will abdicate this spring. The 85-year-old emperor has expressed concern over his health affecting his ability to carry out duties.
Japanese Imperial Rules: Is Marrying A Commoner So Bad After All? Princess Mako, a granddaughter of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, is set to marry her college sweetheart, Kei Komuro. Since Komuro is a commoner, Mako will lose her royal title and become a commoner, too. She will be given a dowry and never mentioned again. Sounds cold. Unsurprisingly, this has reignited… Read More
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Obama’s royal gaffe President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo November 13, the first stop on his four-nation tour of Asia. He met with Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. With a deep bow and handshake, Obama greeted the Emperor. His gesture has been met with criticism. Obama should know the custom of a country like a… Read More