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Japan's imperial couple greeted by thousands during Tokyo parade

(CNN)Japan's newly crowned emperor and empress were cheered by tens of thousands of spectators during an imperial parade through the heart of Tokyo Sunday. Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved to the crowds from the back of their open-top Toyota Century limousine during the 30-minute parade. The imperial couple's car was part of a 400-meter long motorcade consisting of 46 vehicles, which carried a number of dignitaries including Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.The parade was originally due to take place on October 22, the same day as the official enthronement ceremony which was attended by dignitaries and royalty from around 190 countries.The event nevertheless had to be postponed as J ...
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