(4 May 2019) Japan's new emperor has addressed the public for the first time since his enthronement.
Emperor Naruhito, accompanied by his wife Empress Masako and other members of the royal family, greeted cheering crowds in Tokyo on Saturday.
Naruhito told his audience he wished for their "health and happiness" and that he hoped Japan would pursue world peace "hand in hand with other countries".
Naruhito, 59, was enthroned on Wednesday, succeeding his 85-year-old father, now known as Emperor Emeritus Akihito.
His reign began the new Reiwa era.
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