Japanese Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech proclaiming his enthronement at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Weight of history is now on Naruhito’s shoulders

  • New emperor has to use his great moral influence to ensure Japan does not take a dangerous course as advocated by nationalists

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech proclaiming his enthronement at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22. Photo: EPA-EFE
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