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Some in Japanese government calling for women to head their own imperial family branches

Some in the Japanese government are now calling for women to head their own imperial family branches, and the government is set to start talks about just that. The Japanese Imperial Family continues to shrink as female members marry; female royals who marry commoners must leave the Imperial Family and renounce their titles. The government will discuss allowing the female members of the…
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Emperor Naruhito thanks the public for celebrations of his enthronement

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has thanked the public for celebrating his enthronement which took place last month. A national festival took place yesterday in Tokyo’s Imperial Palace Plaza with all-male idol group Arashi performing with blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at the event, as did actor Matsumoto Hakuo and actress Mana Ashida. Their Imperial…
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Prime Minister Abe hosts the royals in Japan as enthronement events come to an end

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has hosted the royals in Japan for another banquet and drinks as the events surrounding Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement comes to an end. Embed from Getty Images Unlike the banquet hosted by Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, this banquet was not a tiara affair. The Prime Minister and his wife, Akie hosted the event in Tokyo’s Hotel New…
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Enthronement Ceremony for Emperor Naruhito takes place

The Enthronement Ceremony for Emperor Naruhito of Japan, 59, has taken place in Tokyo. The 30-minute ceremony took place in the most prestigious place in the Imperial Palace – Matsu no ma (or State Room) and saw the Emperor proclaim his enthronement to the world, promised to uphold the constitution, and pledged his life to Japan from the famous throne after a gong sounded and the curtain…
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