Japanese Emperor Akihito made his last pilgrimage to the country’s holiest Shinto shrine on Thursday, as people lined the route to catch a glimpse of the 85-year-old ahead of his abdication this month.
His father, Hirohito, in whose name Japanese troops fought World War Two, was considered a living deity until after Japan's defeat in 1945, when he renounced his divinity.
Japan on Monday announced its new imperial era, which will begin next month after Emperor Akihito abdicates, will be known as “Reiwa,” a word that includes the character for “harmony.”
Many people, given half a chance, would care two hoots for the environment. They do not care if petrol guzzling vehicles emit toxic fumes. They do not care if trees are cut down in forests by the dozen. They do not care if pastoral
On live television, Andy Burnham had just finished making an impassioned plea for the tiny amount of money that will be needed to spare the poorest and most vulnerable people of Manchester from ruination
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘mind over matter’ which implies that our minds are able to conquer any fears that we may have. A lot of doctors say that many illnesses, both physical and emotional, can be overcome this way.