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Old 04-25-2019, 02:18 PM
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:31 PM
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On May 7th, Emperor Naruhito attended his first regular day of work at the Imperial Palace. He read and signed documents from the Cabinet.

Photos: Mainichi, Sankei

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Old 05-08-2019, 02:52 PM
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A longer video of Emperor Naruhito's first day at the office on May 7
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:50 PM
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On May 14th, Emperor Naruhito commuted to the Imperial Palace to receive reports from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on domestic and foreign affairs. It's the first briefing between the new emperor and prime minister. They previously met several times as crown prince and PM.

Photos: Sankei, Mainichi

ETA: Abe visits new Emperor to report on state affairs - News - NHK WORLD - English
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[...] Abe is believed to have briefed the Emperor on ongoing preparations for a state visit by US President Donald Trump scheduled from May 25. Trump will be the first foreign leader to meet with Emperor Naruhito.
Japan's new Emperor Naruhito receives 1st briefing from prime minister - Kyodo News+
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The content of the discussions between the emperor, the prime minister and his Cabinet ministers cannot be disclosed in accordance with an unwritten rule under a practice called "naiso."

Abe is believed to have explained spring decorations to be conferred by the emperor, according to sources close to the matter.

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Old 05-16-2019, 01:59 AM
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On May 16th, Emperor Naruhito received the credentials of new ambassadors to Japan from Luxembourg and Brunei at the Imperial Palace.

Before becoming emperor, he received credentials 17 times for 34 countries as a substitute during the Showa and Heisei eras.

Photos: Sankei, Asahi

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Old 05-21-2019, 03:40 AM
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On May 20th, Emperor Naruhito planted rice seedlings at the Imperial Palace.

https://www.jiji.com/news/photos/pho...0031505005.jpg
https://cdn.mainichi.jp/vol1/2019/05...0246000p/9.jpg

Emperor's first rice planting ceremony - News - NHK WORLD - English
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Japanese Emperor Naruhito transplanted rice seedlings in a paddy at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday.

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Wearing a turquoise long-sleeved shirt, gray trousers and boots, the Emperor entered the paddy and transplanted 100 seedlings.

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Emperor Conducts 1st Rice Planting since Enthronement | Nippon.com
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The Emperor planted the "Mangetsumochi" glutinous rice variety and "Nihomasari," a nonglutinous brand. The seedlings were grown from unhulled rice seeds planted by the Emperor Emeritus last month, before his abdication on April 30.
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There's some very nice symbolism there: the new emperor transplanting the seedlings started by the previous emperor.
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On May 23rd, Emperor Naruhito conferred orders at the Imperial Palace. The 12 recipients included:
* Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers to former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Itsuro Terada
* Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun to former Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah
* Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun to former Financial Services Minister Shizuka Kamei

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