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In Pictures: Japan's new emperor ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

  • Published at 03:29 pm May 1st, 2019

It was the first time in more than 200 years that a member of the world's oldest royal family has chosen to step down

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito pledged Wednesday to stand by the Japanese people as he formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, the day after his father's historic abdication ushered in a new imperial era.