Welcome to the Reiwa Era: An infographic on Japan

Emperor Naruhito, the new Emperor of Japan, ascended the throne on May 1, 2019, after his father, Emperor Akihito stepped down. His becoming the monarch also starts a new era, the Reiwa era, which means ‘peace and harmony’.

Does the Emperor rule Japan?  No it is largely a ceremonial role. The government, headed by the Prime Minister of Japan, runs the country according to its Constitution.

Here is an infographic about this fascinating country: