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Second time's the charm? Husband of Japan's former princess retakes crucial exam

Kei Komuro, the husband of former Princess Mako of Japan, was spotted in New York City outside of the location of the New York State bar exam.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, Mr Komuro sat down for his second attempt at the exam, which would give him the licence to operate as a lawyer in the State of New York in the US.  Mr Komuro looked almost unrecognisable, sporting a green puffer jacket…
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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 of 9 February – two days after developing symptoms. Since testing positive, the Princess has developed a cough…
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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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Emperor of Japan delivers video address instead of traditional balcony speech for New Year's

Emperor Naruhito of Japan has addressed the Japanese people through a video instead of the traditional balcony appearance at the Imperial Palace. The video was recorded on 28 December and was released to prevent too many people from gathering as the global health crisis continues into the third year. His Imperial Majesty had to release a video for New Year’s Day 2021 as well due to the…
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Princess Aiko's first official royal duty revealed

The first official royal duty of Japan’s Princess Aiko has been revealed by the Japanese Imperial Household. Princess Aiko, 20, will attend the New Year Receptions as her first official royal duty since coming of age in early December. The events will take place on…
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Coming of age ceremonies held for Japan's Princess Aiko

The traditional imperial coming of age ceremonies have been held for Japan’s Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako. The ceremonies were held in Tokyo on 5 December to mark Princess Aiko turning 20-years-old, which is adulthood currently in Japan. Her Imperial Highness first worshipped at the Imperial Palace’s Three Palace Sanctuaries around 10 am…
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