Emperor Naruhito

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    Video caption: Prince Fumihito declared heir to Japan throne

    Crown Prince Fumihito has officially been declared heir to the throne during a ceremony in Tokyo.

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    Video caption: Japan's Emperor Naruhito: Festival celebrates enthronement

    Tens of thousands of people gather in Tokyo to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

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    Video caption: Naruhito: Ancient ritual of Japan's emperor ascending throne

    Japan's Emperor Naruhito formally proclaims his ascension to the throne in an elaborate ceremony.

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    Video caption: Empress Masako and the pressure of Japan's throne

    The new empress was once a promising diplomat and was known as "the career woman princess".

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    Video caption: The moment Japan's new emperor inherits the Imperial Treasures

    Naruhito, 59, formally ascends the Chrysanthemum throne after his father, Akihito, abdicated.

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    Video caption: Japan emperor: Why a woman can't take the throne

    The coming abdication of Emperor Akihito has reignited debate on Japan's male-only succession rule.