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Japan is celebrating a new era , beautiful harmony is a name that marks the reign of its next emperor Hirohito the characters for the word are everywhere there's ray Wausau K. , and life size calligraphy shows , thank you father stepped down the day before the first emperor in two hundred years to abdicate the throne Naruhito's first words as emperor included a wish for world peace my thought they could I know I pledge the tie will always think of the people on while drawing close to them fulfill my duties as a symbol of the Japanese state and the unity of the Japanese people in accordance with the constitution , in a brief ceremony he was presented with two of Japan's three sacred treasures a sword in a jul and wrapped boxes there is no actual thrown in Japan the so called chrysanthemum throne is only a figure of speech in English these treasures together with a mere are themselves the symbols of royal power , former emperor Akihito was seen as a figure who often work to ease the scars left by World War two , his son has often broken the royal mall , never he does the first Japanese emperor born after the war first to be raised solely by his parents and first to graduate from university he studied at Oxford focusing on medieval transport on the river Thames , identified palace officials by marrying the future empress Masako was a diplomat with extensive overseas experience Naruhito's devoted to their daughter Aiko and has advocated for men to be more hands on fathers is still uncommon in conservative Japan , he's also an environmental champions and twenty fifteen spoke to a you an advisory board on clean water , given their backgrounds hopes are high the new royal couple will be more global and their outlook , their first test of diplomacy will be US president Donald Trump when he visits Japan this month