Emperor Naruhito Ascends To Throne

Credit: Wochit News
Published on May 1, 2019 - Duration: 00:32s

Emperor Naruhito Ascends To Throne

Japan got a new emperor on Wednesday.

Emperor Naruhito was presented with the country's imperial treasures — a sword, a mirror, and a jewel — in a ritual at Tokyo's Imperial Palace.

Controversially, the women in his family weren't allowed to go, part of a wider pattern of Japan's royal traditions explicitly favoring men.

The only female guest at the ceremony was Satsuki Katayama, the one woman in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet.

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Emperor Naruhito Ascends To Throne

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