1. Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has performed the main rite of the Daijosai, or Great Thanksgiving Ceremony, an enthronement ritual performed once in an emperor’s reign.
  2. The head of a Noble Prize-winning anti-nuclear weapons organization says she hopes that a planned visit by Pope Francis to Japan will be a step closer to achieving a world without nuclear weapons.
  3. A man hit by a brick during a clash among protesters in Hong Kong has died.