Thailand

"Unity" boot camp-style courses created by Thai monarch

Thailand has thousands of civil servants, police and teachers being sent to a military camp for intensive community service training, as well as loyalty to the Thai monarchy, according to Reuters citing Royal Palace officials, trainees and organisers. Theerapat Prayurasiddhi, the permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, coordinates the programme. These courses were initiated last…
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Thailand

King of Thailand fires four more officials

In what seems to be a continuing purge, the King of Thailand, Rama X, has fired four more officials this time for “extremely evil misconduct” and “adultery,” as well as being “lax” in their duties. The Royal Palace announced their…
Japan

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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Royals turn out in full glamour for Emperor Naruhito's Enthronement Banquet

Royal from the world over turned out in full glamour on Tuesday night in Japan’s Imperial Palace for the Enthronement Banquet (called a Kyōen no Gi) for Emperor Naruhito whose Enthronement Ceremony had taken place earlier in the day in the Imperial Palace’s State Room. Embed from Getty Images The white-tie evening began around 9 pm local time with Emperor Naruhito and Empress…
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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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