BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20191001T000000Z DTEND:20191001T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The year 2019 marks a new era for Japan\, with the abdication o f Emperor Akihito ending the three-decade Heisei era. On May 1\, Emperor N aruhito took the throne\, succeeding his father and ushering in a new impe rial era\, Reiwa. While Japan&rsquo\;s constitution gives the emperor only symbolic status\, the emperor and imperial family continue to have a powe rful cultural significance for Japan. What is the role of the emperor in J apan today? In this program\, Ken Ruoff\, the leading authority on the imp erial house in Japan\, shares his expertise on the Japanese imperial syste m\, the postwar evolution of the monarchy\, and the emperor&rsquo\;s role in Japanese society.\n<strong>Speaker:</strong>\n<strong>Ken Ruoff</strong >\, Professor of History &amp\; Director of the Center for Japanese Studie s\, Portland State University\n<strong>Presider:</strong>\n<strong>Carol G luck</strong>\, George Sansom Professor of History\, Columbia University\; Member of the Board of Directors\, Japan Society\n<strong>Agenda:</strong >\n\n6-6:30 PM\nRegistration\n\n6:30-7:30 PM\nLecture and Q&amp\;A\n\n7:30 -8 PM\nReception\n\n<strong>Admission:</strong>\nNon-members: $20\nCorpora te members: Free\, up to designated number of tickets\; additional tickets $15\nIndividual members at Patron Circle level and above: $15\nAcademic a nd government: $15\nSeating is available on a first come\, first served ba sis.\n<em>Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations mu st be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.</em>\n<em>REGISTRATION RE QUIRED\, PLEASE FOLLOW LINK&nbsp\;</em>\n<em>https://jscommunity.japansoci 3414770.1568817738-1492717597.1568817738</em>\n<em>\n</em> SUMMARY:From Heisei to Reiwa: The People’s Emperor URL:/en/events/2019/10/01/from-heisei-to-reiwa-the-peoples-emperor/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR