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Empress Masako praised by Harvard expert

Empress Masako of Japan has been praised by an expert and emeritus professor of her alma mater, Harvard University in Boston. Ezra Vogel, who is a personal friend of Masako’s family and an expert on Japan and China in the US, said the Empress will be vital for Japan and Japanese relations. “She’ll be able to do it effortlessly,” Vogel cited in a recent interview…
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Ritual enthronement ceremonies begin in rainy Tokyo

Even though it is a very rainy day in Tokyo, Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement activities continue despite the weather. This morning, the Emperor and his wife, Empress Masako visited one of the three imperial sanctuaries where Naruhito reported his enthronement to…
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Empress Emerita Michiko's breast cancer completely removed

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan received good news on Friday – her breast cancer has been completely removed and there were no signs of metastasis, the Imperial Household Agency announced. The Empress Emerita had undergone surgery on 8 September to remove stage one cancer in her left breast. The Empress Emerita is recovering well following the surgery. She will not undergo radiation…
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Empress Emerita Michiko leaves hospital after breast cancer surgery

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has been discharged from the University of Tokyo Hospital yesterday, just two days after undergoing successful breast cancer surgery, the Imperial Household Agency announced. Empress Michiko underwent a partial mastectomy to remove the cancerous cells while preserving the breast. The operation was performed by staff from the Shizuoka Cancer Center and the…
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Princess Takamado says Canada and Japan are "kindred spirits"

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan is currently on an unofficial visit to Canada to mark the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada. The visit, which lasts from 23 August until 2 September, has been full of public events despite its unofficial status. The Princess was received at the Rideau Hall, Ottawa, by Governor General Julie Payette, who is The…
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