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Japan's Reiwa era

Japan emperor performs centuries-old succession rite

Naruhito attends private Daijosai ritual in specially built complex

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako during the Daijosai ceremony at the Imperial Palace Thursday in Tokyo. (Pool photo)

TOKYO -- Emperor Naruhito made his first offering of new harvests to the gods Thursday during a closed-door ceremony attended by 510 people, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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