Supporters celebrate Japan’s emperor, empress during parade

United Press International (UPI) | Nov 10, 2019 at 5:43 PM
  • New Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greeted supporters Sunday afternoon in Tokyo during a 30-minute parade from the Imperial Palace to celebrate his enthronement.
  • Empress Masako appeared to wipe away tears as they passed tens of thousands of adoring fans during the parade that passed the Japan legislative building.
  • Japanese officials estimated the turnout at 119,000, roughly 2,000 more than the parade for Naruhito’s father, Emperor Akihito, for his parade when he rose to the thrown in 1990.