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(nä′ro͞o-hē′tō), Born 1960.
Crown prince of Japan. He is the elder son of Emperor Akihito.
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59-year-old Naruhito ushered in the Reiwa imperial era in Japan, after assuming the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1.
WASHINGTON (Alliance News) - US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Friday are scheduled to depart Washington for a state visit to Japan that includes a meeting with newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito.
Amman, May 3 (Petra)-- Japanese Ambassador in Amman, Hidenao Yanagi, held a reception at the Ambassador's residence to celebrate the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito which took place on 1st May.
KUWAIT, May 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations on Wednesday to Emperor Naruhito Akihito on the occasion of ascending to the throne.
TOKYO - Japan's new Emperor Naruhito pledged Wednesday to stand by the Japanese people as he formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, a day after his father's historic abdication ushered in a new imperial era.
Japan's Emperor Naruhito has given his first address after ascending the throne, expressing his hope for happiness and world peace, BBC reports.
Japan's Emperor Naruhito, flanked by Empress Masako
His reign runs until midnight when his son Crown Prince Naruhito becomes new emperor and his era begins.
Akihito is handing over the Chrysanthemum Throne to his eldest son, 59-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, in a series of solemn rituals that also usher in the new imperial era named "Reiwa" -- meaning beautiful harmony -- that will last throughout the new monarch's reign.
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, second from left, and Crown Princess Masako, left, Japan's Emperor Akihito, and Empress Michiko wave to well-wishers from a balcony during a New Year's public appearance at Imperial Palace in Tokyo in Jan 2014.
JEDDAH: Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito received Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), at his palace in Tokyo on Thursday.