Thursday, 19 September 2019

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako bow during a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, Japan August 15, 2019. Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, expressed deep remorse over the country's wartime past and prayed for global peace on Thursday, echoing his father's words in remarks at an annual ceremony marking Tokyo's surrender in World War Two. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako pay a silent tribute to the war dead at a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, Japan August 15, 2019. Naruhito, 59, became Japan's first monarch born after the war when he inherited the throne in May. His father, Akihito, stepped down in the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in two centuries. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako pay a silent tribute to the war dead at a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, Japan August 15, 2019. "Looking back on the long period of post-war peace, reflecting on our past and bearing in mind the feelings of deep remorse, I earnestly hope that the ravages of war will never be repeated," he said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako bow during a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, Japan August 15, 2019. "Together with all of our people, I pay my heartfelt tribute to all those who lost their lives in the war ... and pray for world peace and the further development of our country," Naruhito said, echoing his father's message a year ago. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attends a memorial service ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, in Tokyo, Japan August 15, 2019. Naruhito is a grandson of Emperor Hirohito, in whose name Japanese troops fought World War Two. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows at a memorial service ceremony marking the the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, while Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako watch, in Tokyo, Japan August 15, 2019. Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, expressed deep remorse over the country's wartime past and prayed for global peace on Thursday, echoing his father's words in remarks at an annual ceremony marking Tokyo's surrender in World War Two. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon