Japanese Empress Masako leaves the ceremony hall after Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his enthronement. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito publicly proclaims his enthronement to the world in centuries-old ceremony

  • Naruhito began the day by reporting his enthronement to his imperial ancestors at one of three shrines on the palace grounds
  • The main ceremony, attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, saw him declare his enthronement from a 6.5 metre-high pavilion
Topic |   Japan

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Japanese Empress Masako leaves the ceremony hall after Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his enthronement. Photo: Reuters
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte used a walking cane on Tuesday. Photo: Twitter

‘Unbearable’ back pain forces Duterte to cut short trip to Japan for Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony

  • The Philippine president was seen using a walking cane on Tuesday during a ceremony for Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s ascendancy to the throne
  • Duterte’s ailments came a week after he fell off a motorcycle in a mishap that saw him hurt his hip and suffer scratches
Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte used a walking cane on Tuesday. Photo: Twitter
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