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The beginning of a new era in Japan

Flag waving and tears as a new Emperor takes the throne, and the Reiwa era begins. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories.

As Emperor Naruhito takes the throne in Japan, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes watches the crowds waving flags and wiping away tears. What will this new era hold for the country and its imperial family?

Kate Adie introduces this and other stories:

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