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Emperor and Empress of Japan welcome President Trump as part of their first state visit

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan have welcomed their first state guests since the Emperor’s enthronement earlier this month. The first state visit to Japan of the Reiwa era was from the United States of America where President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump travelled to the Asian nation to meet with the government and the Imperial Family. The Emperor and Empress…
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First official visit abroad for Princess Kako of Japan

The Imperial Household Agency has announced this week that Her Imperial Highness Princess Kako of Akishino is set to pay her first official visit abroad in September. The Princess will be travelling to Austria and Hungary to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the institution…
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Japanese, Spanish and Swedish royals unite for dementia forum

At the third annual Dementia X Forum at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, Princess Sofia and Queen Silvia of Sweden welcomed Queen Sofía of Spain and Princess Takamado of Japan to their country for the event. Dementia X was hosted by BBC World News journalist and presenter Nisha Pillai, and she welcomed everyone to the forum before introducing the Minister of Children, Senior Citizens and…
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Queen Margrethe sends congratulations to Emperor Naruhito

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has sent a congratulatory message to Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito after his ascension to the throne on 1 May after the abdication of his 85-year-old father, Emperor Akihito abdicated on 30 April. The Queen of Denmark said: His Majesty Emperor Naruhito, On the occasion of Your Majesty’s accession to the throne of Japan, please accept my sincere congratulations…
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Emperor Naruhito takes part in inheritance ceremony

Emperor Naruhito of Japan has taken part in the inheritance ceremony, Kenji to Shokei no Gi this morning in Japan. This was his first official event as the 126th Emperor of Japan, and it was aired live on Japanese television. The five-minute ceremony in the State Room of…
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Emperor Akihito abdicates the Chrysanthemum Throne

Emperor Akihito, 85, has officially abdicated the Chrysanthemum Throne in a live ceremony “Taiirei Seiden no Gi” aired on Japanese television. The quick 10-minute ceremony took place at 5.00 pm local time in the State Room of the Imperial Palace where around 300 guests were in attendance including Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe and his cabinet. Members of the Imperial Family in…
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