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Date : April 16, 2019

Video report: How Will the Media Report on the Imperial Succession? (The Asahi Shimbun Senior Staff Writer Dr. Eiichi Miyashiro)

post date : 2019.04.17

With the current emperor abdicating on April 30 and the new emperor succeeding him on May 1, the details of the ceremonies involved in the imperial succession have been made public. How are these ceremonies, which take place only once every several decades, reported to the public through the Japanese media? Based on past examples, it is expected that most of these imperial ceremonies will be covered with pool reporting. With a limited number of opportunities, what will the media focus on in their attempt to cover the end of one era and the start of a new one?

The FPCJ invited Dr. Eiichi Miyashiro, Senior Staff Writer at the Asahi Shimbun and an expert on history who has written many articles about the Imperial Household, to speak about this subject. 

The briefing had a total of 40 participants, including 28 journalists from China, Singapore, South Korea, France, Germany, the UK, and the USA.


 1. [outline] How Will the Media Report on the Imperial Succession?

 2. [reference material 1] Ceremony of the Abdication from the Throne (Schedule)

3. [reference material 2] Ceremonies and Rites related to the Accession to the Throne (Schedule)


Theme: How Will the Media Report on the Imperial Succession?

Briefer: Dr. Eiichi Miyashiro, Senior Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun

Date: April 16(Tue), 2019 

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)


【Related links】
●Bacis Words Related to the Ceremonies of the Imperial Succession (Prime Minister’s Office Website (PDF))

●English Titles and Basic Words Relating to the Imperial Succession (Imperial Household Agency Website (PDF))


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