50m 00s
Emperor and Empress: A New Path
50m 00s

Broadcast on October 20, 2019
Available until October 20, 2020

On the first of May 2019, the Reiwa era dawned in Japan and Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne. As a young man, the Emperor studied at Oxford University and married an up-and-coming diplomat, Masako Owada. Empress Masako became the first Empress of Japan to have had a previous career. Drawing on rare footage and interviews with people who know them, we consider what may lie ahead for the new Emperor and Empress.