Japan's new Emperor Naruhito takes the Chrysanthemum Throne

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Japan's new emperor takes the throne Tuesday in a coronation tradition that dates back to the seventh century Abigail Leonard has more from Tokyo amber Naruhito has already taken the throne as the one hundred and twenty six Japanese emperor but at this ceremony help make his grand debut before an audience of two thousand among them international dignitaries including Britain's prince Charles US transportation secretary Elaine Chao and Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Naruhito will wear a traditional dark orange robe said to be the color of the sun and its highest point and proclaimed himself emperor then prime minister Shinzo Ave will lead three bonsai tears for him the government is set to spend about a hundred and fifty million dollars on the ceremony and other related events that's strong criticism from some here who say they contain religious elements and violate the separation of church

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