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Prince of Wales set to attend Emperor Naruhito of Japan's enthronement

The Prince of Wales will attend the enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito in October representing Her Majesty The Queen at the request of the government. He will also undertake an official visit to the country after the ceremony where he will have several engagements in Tokyo. The Enthronement Ceremony will take place on 22 October, and it will mark the end of the transition period…
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Japanese panel set to discuss possibility of females reigning in own right

The Japanese government has plans to set up a panel by the end of 2019 to discuss how to stabilise the Imperial succession and how to address the shrinking numbers of Imperial family members; this will also include discussion on whether to allow female succession. However, it is unlikely that it will discuss changing the current order of succession. Under the current regulations, Emperor…
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Princess Mako visits Bolivia

Princess Mako of Akishino – a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan – continued her first official overseas visit since her uncle’s accession with a visit to Bolivia. Embed from Getty Images Her visit to mark the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese…
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Princess Mako visits Machu Picchu

Princess Mako of Akishino, a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan, has visited the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru as part of her six-day visit to the country. The official trip to Peru and Bolivia marks the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to South American countries. It is her first official overseas visit since the accession of her uncle. Embed from Getty…
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Japanese Crown Prince says royal duties need to be reviewed as members decline

Crown Prince Fumihito of Japan said on Friday that the Imperial Family is limited in what they can do because of their ever declining numbers. He added that duties would have to be scaled down as a result. “Those who are building international goodwill are decreasing, but in a way, there is nothing we can do. I think those among us who are able can only do so much,” he said. His…
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