The coming days will see the japanese forward to a historic transition. With a new emperor launches the country also a new era, which has great symbolic significance.
The otherwise hard-working japanese have been given ten days off to follow the parcel, the tv is sent, and coincides with ”golden week” in may.
in a tvåstegsraket which begins with Akihito on Tuesday to become the first emperor of the over 200 years to abdicate.
the following Day, assigned to the 59-year-old son, Naruhito, the royal attiraljerna – the imperial sword, the jewel and an antique mirror – in a solemn ceremony which crowns him the new emperor. Thus begins a new era in Japan during Naruhito been named the Reiwa - beautiful harmony.
the Ceremonies are strictly traditional in the empire, which is one of the oldest in the world. But as in many other countries, the royal lost much of its influence. Now the emperor only a ceremonial role, and gone is the earlier aura of ”divinity” which surrounded the imperial.
have endeavoured to make the royal family more down to earth. He and empress Michiko have made themselves known to be available and appreciation when they after the great natural disaster of 2011 travelled to the affected areas, put on their knees and talked with people.
Naruhito is believed to want to continue in his father's footsteps and be close to the people. As the first emperor in Japan to study abroad, Naruhito studied two years at Oxford, was impressed by he of the the european kungligheternas casual relationship to the people.
the Time in the Uk made a significant impression on Naruhito. In the book ”the Thames and I a memoir of two years at Oxford,” tells us he is fond of their visit to the historic pubs and the consumption of the obligatory dish of fish & chips.
has not been painless. Specifically Naruhitos wife, the former promising diplomat Masako, experienced great pressure to give birth to a son. Only men can inherit the imperial throne. It paired with the limited life in the palace has led to that she suffered from failing mental health. The couple did not have any son, but a daughter. But the pressure eased slightly when Naruhitos younger brother Akishion got a boy and thus secured the succession to the throne.
In a statement last year in connection with his birthday said Masakao that she'll do her best despite the fact that she feels ”unsafe” to become empress. She said she also be on the mend and that she can carry out more royal duties than in the past.