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His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito is preparing to for his abdication exactly 1 week from today.  A week from tomorrow Crown Prince Naruhito will be enthroned as Emperor of Japan.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/21/end-of-an-era-in-japan-as-emperor-akihito-abdicates

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His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor Emeritus Akihito, abdicated today, bringing the Heisei Era to a close. His son, Naruhito, succeeded him as Japan's 126th reigning monarch. The new emperor's era name, Reiwa (令和), means "beautiful harmony" or alternatively "order and harmony" in Japanese. The characters were taken from an 8th century collection of traditional Japanese waka poetry, the Man'yōshū; making this the first time in history that an emperor's era name has been formed from characters taken from classical Japanese, rather than Chinese, literature. The new emperor's enthronement has been provisionally scheduled for the 22nd October. 

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Below: Emperor Akihito at his abdication ceremony, wearing traditional imperial dress.

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His Imperial Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan has taken custody of the Imperial Regalia, which formally makes him Emperor of Japan.  The austerely regal ceremony is traditionally witnessed only by males of the Imperial family, and so he was accompanied only by his brother, Crown Prince Akishino and his uncle Prince Hitachi.  The members of the government were present which meant a lone woman minister was the only woman present.  After the ceremony was over.  The Emperor and his brother and uncle left, and then returned later with the women of the Imperial family decked out in glittering diamond tiaras to give his accession speech.  There will be a much more ceremonial enthronement in October.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6979375/With-sake-Shinto-rites-Japanese-new-era.html

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Some additional stories on the Accession ceremonies in Japan.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/world/asia/emperor-japan-women-royal-family.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2019/may/01/japans-new-emperor-naruhito-formally-ascends-to-throne-in-brief-ceremony-video

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/05/517ebbd0b40a-empress-masako-dons-long-white-dress-tiara-at-emperors-1st-speech.html

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Japanese republicans are weaker than ever.  Yay!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48133701

Pope Francis has congratulated Emperor Naruhito on his accession.

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-05/pope-francis-japan-emperor-naruhito-telegram-wishes.html

Toyota will make a open top version of it's Century limousine for the Emperor

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/modified/toyota-will-build-convertible-century-limo-emperor-naruhito

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27331337/japan-emperor-toyota-century-convertible/

Imperial Accession celebration in pictures

https://www.dawn.com/news/1479607/in-pictures-japanese-welcome-era-of-beautiful-harmony-as-emperor-naruhito-ascends-throne

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

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The Government of Japan has taken delivery of the luxury Toyota Century convertible car which will carry their Impeiral Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan in the state procession from the Imperial Palace to their residence in the Akasaka Palace during their official enthronement festivities later this month.

https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2019100700521/convertible-for-japan-emperor's-enthronement-parade-unveiled.html

Several heads of state and royals from around the world are expected at the enthronement.  King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Abdullah II of Jordan, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, the Prince of Wales, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark are among the royals whose attendance is confirmed.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1180613/royal-guest-list-japan-emperor-naruhito-enthronement-prince-charles

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3031989/japanese-emperor-naruhitos-enthronement-draws-world-leaders

It is expected that tens of thousands of convicted people could benefit from pardons to be issued in honor of the Emperor's enthronement.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/03/national/japan-to-pardon-half-million-criminals/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-emperor-naruhito-enthronement-ceremony-criminals-pardon-a9130836.html

Their Imperial Majesties will hold a tea party for visiting royals on the day after the enthronement at the Akasaka Palace

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/08/national/emperor-empress-tea-party-royals-overseas/

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

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Parade rehersals have begun for the Emperor's enthronement ceremonies, and rice has been harvested for the Emperor's daijosi rite.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/06/national/japan-holds-parade-rehearsal-emperor-naruhitos-enthronement-ceremony/

https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2019092700635/rice-harvested-for-emperor's-daijosai-rite.html

https://japan.stripes.com/community-news/crowds-and-pomp-japan%E2%80%99s-new-emperor-be-enthroned-oct-22-1570770329

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

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In what is being seen as a pair of diplomatic breakthroughs both South Korea and China have announced that high level officials will attend the Emperor's enthronement. South Korea will be represented by it's Prime Minister, and China by it's Vice President as recently strained relations between Japan and these two countries show signs of warming. It is to be noted that U.S. Vice President canceled his attendance and the American government will now be represented by a relatively low level delegation headed by the Transportation Secretary.


https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/13/national/politics-diplomacy/south-korean-pm-attend-emperors-enthronement-ceremony-highest-level-visit-japan-since-export-curbs/

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3032898/china-send-wang-qishan-japanese-emperor-naruhitos-enthronement

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-05/pence-won-t-travel-to-japan-for-emperor-s-ceremony

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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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