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's former Emperor Akihito better day after fainting

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's 86-year-old former Emperor Akihito fainted at his residence though he regained strength after a good night's sleep, the palace said Thursday. Akihito underwent ...

Japan's emperor waves to crowds in 1st New Year's greeting

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito waved to cheering, flag-waving crowds from a palace balcony Thursday in his first New Year's greeting since ascending to the throne. Naruhito an...

Japan empress turns 56, still recovering her mental health

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Empress Masako, still recovering from stress-induced mental health issues, said Monday she was happy to have completed her duties as part of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ritua...

Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan

CHICHIBU, Japan (AP) — As fireworks light up the winter night, scores of men, women and teenagers crying “washoi, washoi” haul the last of six towering, lantern-covered floats up a small hill and into...

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...

Japan emperor to greet public in parade marking enthronement

TOKYO (AP) — Well-wishers are gathering along a central Tokyo street hours before Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are expected to greet them from a royal motorcade under tight security. ...

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. ...

Prince Charles pops in to see Welsh rugby team at World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — Over in Japan to attend an enthronement ceremony for the country's new emperor, Britain's Prince Charles has popped in to see the Welsh rugby team ahead of its World Cup semifinal match a...

US stocks edge higher on company earnings; Biogen surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher in early trading Tuesday following several positive earnings reports from U.S. companies, holding the S&P 500 above 3,000 and within range of its all-time high ...

Emperor Naruhito proclaims enthronement in ancient-style ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Naruhito has officially proclaimed himself as Japan's new emperor in front of attendees from more than 180 countries at a ritual-bound, ancient-style ceremony held on ...

Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. ...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaims ascension to Chrysanthemum Throne at a palace enthronement ceremony

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaims ascension to Chrysanthemum Throne at a palace enthronement ceremony .