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Crown Prince of Japan urges his daughter to update Japanese people regarding her wedding

The Crown Prince of Japan, Akishino, has urged his eldest child and older daughter, Princess Mako, to update the Japanese public regarding engagement and postponed wedding to Kei Komuro. His Imperial Highness said, “This coming February marks two years [since the announcement of the postponement of the wedding]. I believe something must be announced about it.” The comments were…
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Former Princess Ayako of Takamado gives birth to a boy

Ayako Moriya, formerly Princess Ayako of Takamado, has given birth to a healthy baby boy. The baby boy was born earlier this morning at 7 A.M. at the Aiiku Hospital in Tokyo. According to the Imperial Household Agency, both mother and child are doing well. Princess Ayako lost her imperial titles and status when she married a commoner, Kei Moriya, on 29 October 2018, as is the custom for the…
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Emperor and Empress of Japan take part in Imperial Procession to mark enthronement

This afternoon in Toyko, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako took part in the Imperial Procession to mark the Emperor’s enthronement. The parade, dubbed “Shukuga-Onretsu-no-gi,” began at 3.00 pm local time. The imperial couple travelled at a slow speed of 10 kilometres so the thousands of Japanese people lined up on the streets could get a good look at their smiling and…
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Emperor and Empress of Japan host tea for royal guests

The Emperor and Empress of Japan hosted a royal tea on Wednesday afternoon for the royal guests who attended Emperor Naruhito’s Enthronement Ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Tuesday. The tea was a thank you to those who had travelled from their home countries to watch him proclaim his enthronement to the world from the State Room in a ceremony steeped in Japanese tradition. It…
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