Japanese Emperor Naruhito waves to well-wishers during a public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

Japanese Emperor Naruhito hopes for a year without natural disasters in annual address

  • Last month the royal couple visited people in Japan’s northeastern region hit by powerful typhoon Hagibis in October, which killed more than 80 people
  • Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne in October in front of royals and leaders from around the world
Topic |   Japan
Japanese Emperor Naruhito waves to well-wishers during a public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
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