Japan

Majority of the public feels positive about Emperor Naruhito

A survey held by Kyodo News revealed that 75 per cent of the respondents feel positive about Emperor Naruhito of Japan, who succeeded his father on 1 May last year. Over 2,000 people responded to the survey. Fifty-eight per cent said they felt an affinity for the Emperor, with another 17 per cent describing him as “wonderful.” The survey also showed that 85 per cent would accept a…
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Who is Princess Tomohito of Mikasa?

Born on 9 April 1955, Nobuko Asō was the third daughter and youngest child of Takakichi Asō and Kazuko Yoshida. Her father was the chairman of the Aso Company and former member of the House of Representatives while her mother was the daughter of former Prime…
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Japan's Princess Aiko graduates from high school

Japan’s Princess Aiko has graduated from high school as the famous Japanese Cherry Blossoms bloomed. The only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended her graduation ceremony at Tokyo’s Gakushuin Girls’ Senior High School over the weekend. The 18-year-old wore a face mask and her school uniform on Sunday afternoon for the ceremony that had been scaled back due to…
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ICYMI: Princess Aiko to attend Gakushuin University

Lost in the news in Asia about the coronavirus was the announcement that Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, will attend Gakushuin University in Tokyo beginning in the spring. The 18-year-old Princess is due to study in the at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, just like her father before her. Aiko has been attending Gakushuin schools since…
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Emperor Naruhito turns 60, his life in pictures

Emperor Naruhito of Japan, who ascended the throne on 1 May 2019 after the abdication of his father Emperor Emeritus Akihito the previous day, celebrates his 60th birthday today. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, public celebrations of his birthday were cancelled, but private celebrations with the Imperial Family and Japanese government will still take place. In celebration of his…
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