Japan emperor's 60th birthday overshadowed by virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito, marking his 60th birthday, offered his sympathy to those affected by the new virus, as concerns over infections forced the traditional gathering of tens of thou...

Japan emperor's 60th birthday overshadowed by virus fears

Japanese Emperor Naruhito, marking his 60th birthday, offered his sympathy to those affected by the new virus, as concerns over infections forced the traditional gathering of tens of thousands of well...

Japan emperor's harvest rite is his 1st communion with gods

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito will perform a secretive and controversial ritual Thursday, a once-in-a-reign event to give thanks for good harvests, pray for the peace and safety of the nation...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2019. There are 49 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 2...

Japan emperor greets at celebration hosted by conservatives

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito has thanked tens of thousands of well-wishers who gathered outside the palace to congratulate his enthronement at a ceremony organized by conservative political ...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito hosts tea party for foreign royals

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito is hosting a tea party at his residence for royals from other countries, thanking them for celebrating his enthronement at a palace ceremony the day before. ...

Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to 'unbearable' spine pain

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his trip to Japan due to "unbearable pain" in his spinal column caused by his fall during a motorcycle ride last week. ...

The Latest: Japan pardons 550,000 to mark royal event

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Japan's government has pardoned about 550,000 people conv...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2019. There are 82 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, ...

Taiwan’s Hualien City and Japan’s Takachiho Town become sister cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hualien City Mayor Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) signed an agreement on Tuesday (Oct. 8) with the mayor of Japan’s Takachiho Town to upgrade the two cities’ relationshi...

1 Year: Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals

TOKYO (AP) — Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. Fans, sponsors and pol...

Japan prince: Royal duties need review as members decline

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito's younger brother says the royal family can perform only as much because its membership is declining. Crown Prince Fumihito, better known as Pr...

Japan's new emperor welcomes Trump to Imperial Palace

TOKYO (DW) -- Donald Trump said on Monday that it was "a great honor and a great thing" to meet Japan's new emperor. Naruhito succeeded his father Akihito on May 1, who became the fir...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito urges peace and happiness in public debut

New Japanese Emperor Naruhito made his first public appearance on Saturday, expressing hopes that the country would pursue a policy of promoting world peace. As he is the first emperor born after Wor...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito urges peace and happiness in public debut

New Japanese Emperor Naruhito made his first public appearance on Saturday, expressing hopes that the country would pursue a policy of promoting world peace. As he is the first emperor born after Wor...