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Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the nation

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By Elaine Lies and Kiyoshi Takenaka

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Awesome!

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Very best wishes for our new Emperor. We are praying for the very best for Japan in this new era.

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That is a relief.  I was worried about that.

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Omedeto gozaimasu!

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Best wishes for Japan.

Best wishes for our new Emperor.

Best wishes for our new Empress.

Best wishes for everyone living in this country.

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Very best wishes for the new Emperor.

I think he will be a great ambassador and take things further to heal old wounds and forge stronger ties with his neighbors.

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With his maturity and long experience as "Emperor-in-waiting" as well as his international outlook the Reiwa Emperor is well-positioned to represent a more modern image of Japan. The Heisei Emperor's legacy is in safe hands.

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I had a feeling this would be the main story.

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Thank you Emperor Naruhito! Amazing speech. He has “big shoes to fill” of his father Akihito who was the greatest Emperor of all time. But he is young, and he will do a magnificent job representing Japan around the world.

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Women MUST be allowed to attend all and every aspect of the ceremony for it to have any legitimacy as an institution.

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Didn't he have a mustache? Or, am I thinking of his brother?

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Thank you Emperor Naruhito! Amazing speech. He has “big shoes to fill” of his father Akihito who was the greatest Emperor of all time. But he is young, and he will do a magnificent job representing Japan around the world.

Ganbare. Do yu think that he will go it alone, or seek advice from his father from time to time?

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As he was brought up by his dad he well knows the quality of the mans shoes he fills today. Now he is what he knew he'd have to become. Let's wish him well.

And so Reiwa begins

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Ganbare. Do yu think that he will go it alone, or seek advice from his father from time to time?

@ ex Res - my thought is, Akihito will always be around to advice the Emperor. You cant really retire entirely from this job! Too complex, and knowledge must be passed down over time. And Akihito and Michiko will continue to travel when they can , to lift the spirits of Japanese citizens, for example disasters, health allowing.

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Ganbare. Do yu think that he will go it alone, or seek advice from his father from time to time?

@ ex Res - my thought is, Akihito will always be around to advice the Emperor. You cant really retire entirely from this job! Too complex, and knowledge must be passed down over time. And Akihito and Michiko will continue to travel when they can , to lift the spirits of Japanese citizens, for example disasters, health allowing.

@Gambare. My thoughts too.

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Best wishes and warm greetings to Emperor Naruhito, on the happy occasion of his accession to the throne . May he usher in more happiness, contentment, development for the people of JAPAN and peace in the world in this new era.

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The new Head of State has promised to uphold the constiution.

Perhaps one of the most pressing tasks of the Reiwa period is Law Reform.

It has been seen recently that the Constitution is not being applied with regards to law.

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Congrats! Let's hope Japan has a very bright future from now on.

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Best wishes to the new emperor Naruhito. A big hello to the Japanese people. Ciao from Italy

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