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Empress Emerita Michiko's breast cancer completely removed

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan received good news on Friday – her breast cancer has been completely removed and there were no signs of metastasis, the Imperial Household Agency announced. The Empress Emerita had undergone surgery on 8 September to remove stage one cancer in her left breast. The Empress Emerita is recovering well following the surgery. She will not undergo radiation…
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Empress Emerita Michiko leaves hospital after breast cancer surgery

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has been discharged from the University of Tokyo Hospital yesterday, just two days after undergoing successful breast cancer surgery, the Imperial Household Agency announced. Empress Michiko underwent a partial mastectomy to remove the cancerous cells while preserving the breast. The operation was performed by staff from the Shizuoka Cancer Center and the…
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Princess Takamado says Canada and Japan are "kindred spirits"

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan is currently on an unofficial visit to Canada to mark the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada. The visit, which lasts from 23 August until 2 September, has been full of public events despite its unofficial status. The Princess was received at the Rideau Hall, Ottawa, by Governor General Julie Payette, who is The…
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Crown Prince Family of Japan conclude trip to Bhutan

Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, and Prince Hisahito of Japan have concluded their visit to Bhutan and returned to Japan. It was the first overseas visit for 12-year-old Prince Hisahito, who is second in line to the Japanese throne. The Crown Prince Family…
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Vice President Mike Pence to attend Emperor Naruhito's post-accession ceremony

US Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend Emperor Naruhito of Japan’s post-accession ceremony in October. According to the Japan Times, a diplomatic source says Pence’s attendance is appropriate as then-Vice President Dan Quayle (under President George H.W. Bush) attended the same ceremony for Naruhito’s father, Akihito in November of 1990. US President Donald Trump…
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