BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20191001T000000Z DTEND:20191001T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The year 2019 marks a new era for Japan\, with the abdication o f Emperor Akihito ending the three-decade Heisei era. On May 1\, Emperor N aruhito took the throne\, succeeding his father and ushering in a new impe rial era\, Reiwa. While Japan's constitution gives the emperor only symbol ic status\, the emperor and imperial family continue to have a powerful cu ltural significance for Japan. What is the role of the emperor in Japan to day? In this program\, Ken Ruoff\, the leading authority on the imperial h ouse in Japan\, shares his expertise on the Japanese imperial system\, the postwar evolution of the monarchy\, and the emperor's role in Japanese so ciety. SUMMARY:From Heisei to Reiwa: The People's Emperor URL:/en/events/2019/10/01/from-heisei-to-reiwa-the-peoples-emperor/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR