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24 Oct 2019
The reign of Japan's 126th emperor, Naruhito, has begun following a series of ancient ceremonies at the Imperial Palace. He succeeded his father, who became the first emperor to abdicate in over two centuries.
1 May 2019
Japan's newly crowned emperor, Naruhito, has said he wants to continue the work of his father in bringing the monarchy closer to the people. But he faces personal and public challenges. Martin Fritz reports.
30 Apr 2019
Japanese Emperor Akihito will step down on Tuesday in an unusual move that’s stunned the Japanese public - typically emperors reign until death. It will mean a lengthy holiday - 10 days straight with markets closed. And it may set a precedent, as Japan faces a dwindling number of heirs.
31 May 2018
His Imperial Highness Emperor Haile Selassie, the ‘Conquering Lion of Judah’, represented a dynastic line which stretched back centuries. He was an absolute ruler and yet a modernizer who introduced the very reforms which eventually proved his downfall.

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