1 May 2019
Emperor Akihito prayed to a Shinto sun goddess on Tuesday, starting a string of ceremonies to end a 30-year reign. The 85-year-old, Japan's first emperor to abdicate in two centuries, will cede power to his son Naruhito.
30 Apr 2019
Japan's Emperor Akihito walked down a corridor dressed in traditional robes on Tuesday for a ritual ahead of his abdication.