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Emperor Naruhito attends environmental conference

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the Global Environmental Action International Conference in Tokyo this week. The conference is held every two years, and this year focused on how to have environmental conservation while maintaining economic growth. The Emperor acknowledged the growing global need to focus on climate change. In addressing the conference, he said…
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No public new year celebration in Japan in 2021

Japan’s Imperial Family will be ringing in the new year privately this year. The Imperial Household has decided to cancel Emperor Naruhito’s New Year’s event at the palace, due to a rise in coronavirus cases.  The news of this latest cancellation came as Japan…
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Japan's Princess Aiko turns 19

Japan’s Princess Aiko is celebrating her 19th birthday today. She is the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako. To celebrate, the Imperial Household Agency released a video of the teenage royal in the gardens of the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo alongside her dog, Yuri. She is currently enrolled in online courses, due to the pandemic, at Gakushuin University in Tokyo. She did…
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Crown Princess of Japan delivers remarks at Lung Health Conference

Crown Princess Akishino of Japan delivered a video message about lung health on the opening day of the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health earlier this week. The Crown Princess, who has made the issue of lung health and awareness of tuberculosis a key part of her royal work, spoke from her home in Tokyo to the attendees of the Union World Conference on Lung Health. Crown Princess Kiko…
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Princess Mako turns 29

Japan’s Princess Mako of Akishino is celebrating her 29th birthday today; she is the niece of Emperor Naruhito and eldest granddaughter of Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko. A video was released by the Imperial Household Agency of Mako and her…
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Yuriko, Princess Mikasa hospitalised with heart failure

Japan’s Yuriko, Princess Mikasa has been hospitalised following a heart failure diagnosis, the Imperial Household Agency has announced. Yuriko, Princess Mikasa is the oldest member of Japan’s Imperial Family and the great-aunt of Emperor Naruhito. The Imperial Household Agency said that the 97-year-old Princess is in stable condition and is able to speak and eat. She will receive…
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