Naruhito, who will ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, poses with his wife, Masako. Photo: EPA-EFE

From Akihito to Naruhito, who’s who in Japan’s imperial family

  • As Japan’s 85-year-old emperor ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday, a look at the other members of the imperial family
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Naruhito, who will ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, poses with his wife, Masako. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito. Photo: AFP

Japanese emperor abdicates: what to expect from Naruhito in the new Reiwa era

  • Japan’s crown prince will on May 1 transition to become emperor, a role for which he has been groomed since his birth 59 years ago
  • He will draw from his father’s experience and popularity, but the Oxford-educated royal is expected to have his own opinions and style of rule
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Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito. Photo: AFP
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