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Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako appear in traditional regalia at the enthronement ceremony in Tokyo on Oct. 22. (Pool photo)
Japan's Reiwa era

In pictures: Japan's enthronement ceremony for Emperor Naruhito

Guests from around the world flock to Tokyo's Imperial Palace

YUKI KOHARA, Nikkei Asian Review photo editor | Japan

TOKYO -- Japan's Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his accession to the throne on Tuesday as 2,000 guests from 180 countries and international organizations attended the ceremony.

He promised to act in accordance with the Constitution and fulfill his duties as the symbol of the nation and the unity of the Japanese people.

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