Japan-Philippines Relations

Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan

the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor

January 12, 2016

On 7 January 1989, upon the demise of Emperor Hirohito, posthumously known as Emperor Showa, His Majesty Emperor Akihito acceded to the throne as the 125th Emperor of Japan. The Ceremony of Enthronement was held at the Imperial Palace on 12 November 1990. From abroad, representatives of 158 countries, including Monarchs and Heads of State, and two international organizations attended the ceremony.

As stated in the Constitution of Japan, the Emperor is ''the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people'' and derives His position from ''the will of the people with whom resides sovereign power''.
 
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    His Majesty Emperor Akihito
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    Her Majesty Empress Michiko
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    The Imperial Family are greeted by the public during the New Year celebrations. ( January 2012)
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    Emperor Akihito wears the traditional robe, the Sokutai,
    at the Ceremony of the Enthronement. (November 1990)
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    Empress Michiko wears the traditional twelve-layered robe,
    the Junihitoe, at the Ceremony of the Enthronement. (November 1990)
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