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Japan's Emperor Naruhito reads a statement to open formally an extraordinary session at the upper house of parliament, in Tokyo.

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In this photo released by Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako pose for a photo at their residence in Tokyo. Masako celebrated 56th birthday on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

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Pope Francis shakes hands with Japan's Emperor Naruhito on his arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

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Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet well-wishers from an open car in a parade marking Naruhito's enthronement in Tokyo

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako wave to spectators during the royal motorcade in Tokyo.

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Emperor Naruhito waves as he leaves the Imperial Palace after the enthronement ceremony in Tokyo, Japan.

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Japan's Emperor Naruhito, left, and Empress Masako, right, host the court banquet, in Tokyo. Japan's Naruhito proclaimed himself Emperor during an enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace, declaring himself the country's 126th monarch.

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This handout photo taken and released from the Imperial Household Agency of Japan shows Japan's Emperor Naruhito, center, and Empress Masako, right, welcome Britain's Prince Charles, left, prior to the court banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

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Japan's Crown Prince Akishino, right, and Crown Princess Kiko, second from right, arrive for the ceremony at "Kashikodokoro", one of three shrines at the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo. Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visited three Shinto shrines at the Imperial Palace before Naruhito proclaims himself Japan’s 126th emperor in an enthronement ceremony.

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French President Emmanuel Macron, center left, and his wife Brigitte Macron, left, pose with Emperor Naruhito, center right, and Empress Masako, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Macron is in Japan to attend Group of 20 annual summit in Osaka on June 28 and 29.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a State Banquet with Japanese Emperor Naruhito, second from right, and Empress Masako at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako during an Imperial Palace welcome ceremony in Tokyo.

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Japan's new Emperor Naruhito, followed by new Empress Masako, Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino, walks to make his first address during a ritual after succeeding his father Akihito at Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

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From left to right, Japan's Crown Princess Masako, Crown Prince Naruhito, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, greet to well-wishers as they appear on the balcony of the Imperial Palace to mark the emperor's 85th birthday in Tokyo.

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Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, center, visits the Lyon's Museum of textiles, which houses one of the largest international collection of textiles, in Lyon, central France. Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito is on a nine-day visit to France.

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Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, left, and his wife Crown Princess Masako talk at the entrance of the Akasaka Palace before Naruhito's departure for Brazil in Tokyo.

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Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, with Crown Prince Naruhito waves to well-wishers from the bullet-proofed balcony during his New Year's public appearance with his family members at Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Akihito, who is handing the Chrysanthemum Throne to his son Naruhito next year, is being showered with cheers from tens of thousands of New Year's well-wishers at the palace.

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