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Crown Prince Naruhito guides blind Paralympian on run

He is preparing to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne in May of 2019, but that did not stop Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan from helping a blind Paralympian on a run. One evening, the future Emperor of Japan wore a bib with “Guide” written on it as he and Misato Michishita, 41, ran around the Imperial Household’s Akasaka Estate in Tokyo on 26 June this year. Misato Michishita won…
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Princess Kiko visits Children’s Book Museum in the Netherlands

Her Imperial Highness The Princess Akishino – better known as Princess Kiko, the daughter-in-law of Emperor Akihito – made a visit to the Children’s Book Museum in The Hague this week. The Princess is known for her interest in and promotion of children’s literature and the importance of reading in childhood. The doors of the Children’s Book Museum were open early for their royal visitor…
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Princess Ayako to receive ¥107 million after she marries commoner

Princess Ayako of Takamado will receive ¥106,75 million (around $951.551,00 or £728.050,70) from the Japanese government after her marriage to commoner Kei Moriya later this month. The lump sum payment will be provided in order to maintain her high standard of living after the loss of her royal status, according to the Imperial Household Law. The amount she is set to receive is the upper limit…
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Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito reveals Japanese themed light show at Eiffel Tower

On Thursday, Crown Prince Naruhito had the honour to reveal a Japanese themed light show at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The light show was produced by light designers Motoko Ishii, 79, and her daughter, Akari Lisa Ishii, 47. It was part of the “Japonismes 2018” events held in and around Paris that introduces Japanese culture to French people. The show lasted 10 minutes, and it first…
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