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Japan's new emperor on the world stage

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Emperor Naruhito drink during a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Emperor Naruhito drink during a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Emperor Naruhito drink during a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is welcomed by Japan's Emperor Naruhito upon his arrival at the Togu Palace in Tokyo, Japan, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is welcomed by Japan's Emperor Naruhito upon his arrival at the Togu Palace in Tokyo, Japan, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is welcomed by Japan's Emperor Naruhito upon his arrival at the Togu Palace in Tokyo, Japan, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool
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Japan's Emperor Naruhito attends the opening of an extraordinary session of parliament in Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito attends the opening of an extraordinary session of parliament in Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito attends the opening of an extraordinary session of parliament in Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine are welcomed by Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako upon their arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine are welcomed by Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako upon their arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine are welcomed by Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako upon their arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako bow during a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, August 15, 2019.     REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako bow during a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako bow during a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte meet Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako at the imperial palace in Tokyo, Japan, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte meet Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako at the imperial palace in Tokyo, Japan, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte meet Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako at the imperial palace in Tokyo, Japan, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for a photograph with Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako during their state call at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019.   Imperial Household Agency of Japan/via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for a photograph with Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako during their state call at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019. Imperial Household Agency of Japan/via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for a photograph with Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako during their state call at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019. Imperial Household Agency of Japan/via REUTERS
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U.S. President Donald Trump is escorted by Japan's Emperor Naruhito during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019.    Franck Robichon/Pool via Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump is escorted by Japan's Emperor Naruhito during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019. Franck Robichon/Pool via Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump is escorted by Japan's Emperor Naruhito during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019. Franck Robichon/Pool via Reuters
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Japan's Emperor Naruhito leaves after declaring the opening of an extraordinary session of parliament in Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito leaves after declaring the opening of an extraordinary session of parliament in Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito leaves after declaring the opening of an extraordinary session of parliament in Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako wave as U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019.   Carl Court/Pool via Reuters

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako wave as U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019. Carl Court/Pool via Reuters

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako wave as U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 27, 2019. Carl Court/Pool via Reuters
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Japan's new Emperor Naruhito attends a ritual called Chokushi-Hakken-no-gi, a ceremony of dispatching Imperial Envoys to the Jingu (Ise Grand Shrine) and Mausolea of Emperor Jinmu and the 4 recent emperors up to Emperor Showa, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 8, 2019.   Imperial Household Agency of Japan/via REUTERS

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito attends a ritual called Chokushi-Hakken-no-gi, a ceremony of dispatching Imperial Envoys to the Jingu (Ise Grand Shrine) and Mausolea of Emperor Jinmu and the 4 recent emperors up to Emperor Showa, at the Imperial Palace...more

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito attends a ritual called Chokushi-Hakken-no-gi, a ceremony of dispatching Imperial Envoys to the Jingu (Ise Grand Shrine) and Mausolea of Emperor Jinmu and the 4 recent emperors up to Emperor Showa, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 8, 2019. Imperial Household Agency of Japan/via REUTERS
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Japan's new Empress Masako walks for a ritual called Kashikodokoro-ni-Kijitsu-Hokoku-no-gi, a ceremony for the Emperor Naruhito to report the dates of the Enthronement Ceremony and Daijosai (Great Thanksgiving Ceremony) at the Imperial Sanctuaries, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo,  May 8, 2019. Imperial Household Agency of Japan/via Reuters

Japan's new Empress Masako walks for a ritual called Kashikodokoro-ni-Kijitsu-Hokoku-no-gi, a ceremony for the Emperor Naruhito to report the dates of the Enthronement Ceremony and Daijosai (Great Thanksgiving Ceremony) at the Imperial Sanctuaries,...more

Japan's new Empress Masako walks for a ritual called Kashikodokoro-ni-Kijitsu-Hokoku-no-gi, a ceremony for the Emperor Naruhito to report the dates of the Enthronement Ceremony and Daijosai (Great Thanksgiving Ceremony) at the Imperial Sanctuaries, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 8, 2019. Imperial Household Agency of Japan/via Reuters
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Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet well-wishers during their first public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet well-wishers during their first public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet well-wishers during their first public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Japan's new Emperor Naruhito waves as he arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 1, 2019.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito waves as he arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito waves as he arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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