Japanese Imperial Family
Emperor Akihito attends final event outside Imperial Palace of his reign
Emperor Akihito has attended the final event of his reign outside the Imperial Palace according to the Japanese press. The Emperor...27th April 2019
Who was Japan’s first emperor?
As Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate from the Japanese throne, Royal Central has dissected some of the most memorable parts...26th April 2019
Who is Japan’s Aiko, Princess Toshi?
A look at the only child of Japan's soon-to-be new Emperor.22nd April 2019
Japan’s Imperial couple return to Tokyo after last trip outside capital before Emperor’s abdication
Emperor Akihito of Japan and his wife, Empress Michiko returned to Tokyo on Friday after a three-day trip to the Mie...20th April 2019
The life of Empress Michiko
Michiko Shōda – the future Empress of Japan – was born on 20 October 1934 at the University of Tokyo Hospital....17th April 2019
The next crown prince to the Japanese throne – Fumihito, Prince Akishino
As Emperor Akihito is to abdicate at the end of this month, we are taking a look at his younger son,...16th April 2019
Controversy surrounding the succession to the Imperial Throne of Japan
An opinion piece on Japan's succession laws:15th April 2019
Who is Crown Princess Masako of Japan?
Looking at the woman who will become Empress consort of Japan on 1 May.14th April 2019
The Emperor and Empress of Japan celebrate 60 years of marriage
Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, the last anniversary as the reigning...13th April 2019
Prince Hisahito enters junior high aiming “to lead a fulfilling student life”
Prince Hisahito of Akishino has begun his junior high education. The 12-year-old Prince attended the entrance ceremony on Monday alongside his...9th April 2019