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Princess Aiko to hold first press conference

Japan’s Princess Aiko is set to hold her first press conference on 17 March. This is the press conference for her 20th birthday – the coming of age in Japan – that was postponed due to her university education. Imperial Family members traditionally hold a press conference when they come of age, but the press conference was pushed back to allow the Princess to not…
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Princess Takamado of Japan opens diplomatic photo exhibition

Princess Takamado of Japan took part in the inauguration of a photographic exhibition about Japan in diplomacy. On 2 March, Her Imperial Highness was the guest of honour at the inauguration of the Yokohama leg of the exhibition. She was also accompanied by other authorities, such as the Mayor of Yokohama, newly elected Takeharu Yamanaka.  The town offered the exhibition in the Minato…
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Japan's Princess Yoko leaves hospital after recovering from COVID

Japan’s Princess Yoko has left hospital after recovering from COVID and pneumonia. Her Imperial Highness was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, 16 February. The Imperial Household said the royal’s symptoms improved with treatment and had been released by her doctors. She will recuperate at her family’s home on the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo. Princess Yoko, 38, was…
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Japanese princess with COVID develops pneumonia

The Japanese princess who was hospitalised with COVID-19 has developed pneumonia. Her Imperial Highness has since been admitted to the University of Tokyo Hospital with what is said to be a moderate form of pneumonia. She was transferred to the hospital on the afternoon…
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Japanese princess hospitalised with COVID

Japan’s Princess Yoko has been hospitalised with COVID-19. The Imperial Household Agency confirmed the Princess’s diagnosis and hospitalisation on 8 February. The 38-year-old royal is the first member of the Imperial Family to contract COVID-19. The…
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Birthday greetings for Emperor Naruhito of Japan cancelled

The birthday greetings for Emperor Naruhito of Japan have been cancelled for the third year in a row. The Imperial Household Agency announced the cancellation due to the global health crisis. The event was called off due to the crowds it would bring together during the cold months. Emperor Naruhito will celebrate his 62nd birthday on 23 February, and since his ascension to the throne…
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