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best wishes to them!

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Yes indeed this is a pivotal moment for Japan historically. A true man of the people. An Emperor for people. No doubt about that.

I don't think that Abe San LDP government realises yet how much this new Emperor will encroach into politics.

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Amazing scenes! Absolutely beautiful and once in a lifetime to see The Emperor and Empress riding in an open car past tens of thousands of citizens. Best wishes to The Emperor and Empress, may Their reign be even more than His Majesty The Emperor Emeritus.

I don't think that Abe San LDP government realises yet how much this new Emperor will encroach into politics.

Actually, the Japanese Emperor is non-political. He will not get involved in any politics of the government and He will be always neutral.

-11 ( +7 / -18 )

Truely nice to see Princess Masako smile and even overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude.

This is a turning moment for Japan.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Wishing the Prince and the Princess all the best in their new journey together.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

At who's expense is this parade coming at?

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Ahh, Ganbare, politics is an idiosyncratic game of identifying shades and colours, and presentation.

One does not have to necessarily be involved to express or assert one agenda or opinion.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

A prade of police.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

I genuinely believe this Emperor and Empress have a pivotal role to play in society.

Especially with the current geopolitical turmoil with neighbouring countries. It will be establishing that role under current political environment.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

An emperor in the 21st century!

I am not sure about what to think about that.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

¥80 million for the car. Outriders are the imperial guard. First time to see motor bike sidecars on opposite side. 26,000 police on duty.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

I was near the parade at Hibiya Park but couldn't get close enough to see anything. More police than I have ever seen. Was a beautiful day for a parade though.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Kimigayo wa

Chiyo ni yachiyo ni*

Sazare-ishi no*

Iwao to narite*

Koke no musu made*
-5 ( +1 / -6 )

60 million yen to modify a car that sells for 20 million yen. Good business if you can get it...

3 ( +6 / -3 )

.

This ongoing extravaganza is quite exacerbating -

The divide between the rich and the struggling middle class is increasingly wider

While this emperor SAYS he wants to be 'an emperor the people can relate to ' yet he indulges - without restraint- in all this expensive pageantry.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

120,000 people is not an overwhelming crowd, given that the population of Tokyo alone is over 13 million.

The figures speak for themselves as to the sentiment of the people at large..

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Long live the Emperor and Empress.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Didn't the world learn something about Presidents and notable people traveling in open topped vehicles in 1963?

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Gorramcowboy

At who's expense is this parade coming at?

The well-wishing Japanese people. Who else?

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Didn't the world learn something about Presidents and notable people traveling in open topped vehicles in 1963?

Japan does not have a CIA that carries out covert operations and the emperor is powerless that’s why.

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80 million yen well spent!

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*The black Toyota Motor Corp. Century being used in the parade was picked from a pool of cars from five automakers, taking safety and environmental performance into consideration, among other factors, according to the Imperial Household Agency*

Environmental Performance??????? Were the other 49 vehicles in in the motorcade vetted for environmental performance as well?

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