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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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Princess Ayako formally engaged to commoner Kei Moriya in betrothal ceremony

Princess Ayako of Takamado, the youngest daughter of Princess Hisako and Emperor Akihito’s late cousin Norihito, Prince Takamado, has become formally engaged to Kei Moriya in a traditional betrothal ceremony called Nosai no Gi. The ceremony was performed last Sunday and is the first in a series of rites leading up to the wedding on 29 October 2018. A messenger from Kei Moriya visited the…
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