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Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Japan begin visit to Poland

Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan were welcomed by the Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda as the royal couple begins a tour of Poland on Friday. The tour marks the centenary of Japan’s diplomatic relations with Poland and Finland. The official welcome ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace in Warshaw. Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown…
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Marriage prospects unknown for Japan's Princess Mako

The marriage prospects of Japan’s Princess Mako of Akishino are unknown, her father, Crown Prince Fumihito revealed to the media on Saturday during a press conference ahead of his and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko’s official visit to Finland and Poland this next…
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Empress Emerita Michiko undergoes cataract surgery

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has undergone cataract surgery on her right eye at the Tokyo Hospital on Sunday. The operation was a success, and the Empress Emerita returned home that same day. Another cataract surgery on her left eye will follow on 23 June. She reportedly began having problems with her eyes several years ago. Just recently theEmpress Emerita was also diagnosed with heart…
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Former Empress of Japan set to undergo heart exam

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan, 84, is set to undergo a heart examination according to the Imperial Household Agency on Friday. The heart examination has been set up after Michiko’s blood test showed that she has a higher risk of heart failure. As a result, further tests will be administered at the Imperial Household Hospital. The blood test on the Empress Emerita came after she had been…
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New Emperor of Japan hosts first state banquet of reign

The Emperor and Empress await the arrival of the Trumps. OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY ANDEA HANKS Emperor Naruhito, alongside his wife Empress Masako, has hosted his first state banquet since he ascended the throne at the beginning of this month. United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are on a four-day state visit to Japan, and the President is the first foreign leader…
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