Japan

Some in Japanese government calling for women to head their own imperial family branches

Some in the Japanese government are now calling for women to head their own imperial family branches, and the government is set to start talks about just that. The Japanese Imperial Family continues to shrink as female members marry; female royals who marry commoners must leave the Imperial Family and renounce their titles. The government will discuss allowing the female members of the…
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Japan

Emperor Naruhito spends the night with sun goddess as final part of enthronement ritual

On Thursday night, Emperor Naruhito took part in the final accession ritual after ascending the throne on 1 May, the day after his father, Emperor Akihito (the now Emperor Emeritus) abdicated. The Emperor took part in a ritual feast with the sun goddess, Shinto deity Amaterasu, in the Imperial Palace’s Daijokyu Halls; the ritual is called the “Daijosai” or “rite of…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince of Wales kicks off India tour

The Prince of Wales began his tour of India yesterday in New Dehli in what is his tenth official visit to the country. The jam-packed day saw several engagements covering an array of different topics; the trip has been billed as a celebration of “British-Indian connections with a focus on sustainability,” according to Clarence House. The day included the Prince presenting Jolly…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince of Wales sends message to Sikh community in his first Instagram post

The Prince of Wales has sent a message to the Sikh community in his first Instagram post. With a photo of himself and the Duchess of Cornwall, His Royal Highness said, “As I depart for India, on my tenth official visit, I did just want to convey my warmest best wishes to all of you in the Sikh Community in the United Kingdom, and across the Commonwealth, on the 550th Birth Anniversary of…
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