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- Tens of thousands of people have cheered Japan's new Emperor Naruhito (59) and his wife Empress Masako (55) in a parade through Tokyo.
- The drive in a black convertible led from the palace over a 4.6 kilometer route to the imperial residence.
- Over 400 meters extended the imperial column of 50 black sedans and motorcycles. Around 26,000 police were mobilized.
Actually, the parade was planned on 22 October after a ceremony to enthrone the Emperor. But out of consideration for the victims of a typhoon with dozens of dead, she was postponed.
The parade on Sunday was the culmination of a series of succession rituals that began in May, when 59-year-old Naruhito succeeded his overthrown 85-year-old father Akihito.
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