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A Japanese emperor has for the first time in more than 200 years. Emperor Akihito down from the Chrysanthemum Throne on April 30 after 30 years of the Japanese monarch. He way for his son Crown Prince Naruhito to the new emperor. Akihito to step down because of his health. At the age of 85, he has been visibly down for the past few years. He has also had a couple of health scares. He believes his son is now better able to out the duties of emperor. Emperor Akihito will remembered for using a personal touch to bring his people together after many national disasters. He continually people after earthquakes, tsunami and other tragedies.

The new Emperor Naruhito the 126th emperor to the throne of the world's oldest monarchy. Naruhito, 59, two years studying at Oxford University. His wife, the new Empress Masako, at Harvard University and as a diplomat. A traditional ceremony place as part of the historic handover. In the ceremony, Naruhito a sacred sword, a jewel and official seals that back thousands of years. The ceremony took place in the middle of a ten-day Japanese holiday. The traditional Golden Week holiday was to allow people to celebrate the new emperor. Millions of Japanese were to their TVs and smartphones watching the historic event.

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