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Enthronement ceremony for Japan's next emperor seen in fall 2019

Proceedings might be timed to nation's hosting of G-20 or other global gathering

Crown Prince Naruhito, left, is set to succeed Emperor Akihito on May 1, 2019, with the ceremony marking the enthronement likely to follow in the autumn.

TOKYO -- Japan's government is looking to autumn 2019 for the ceremony marking the crown prince's ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne, five months or more after Emperor Akihito is to abdicate.

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