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Princess Akiko of Japan becomes visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University

The Japanese Imperial Household has announced that Princess Akiko has become a visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University. Her Imperial Highness will hold lectures about Japanese culture and literature, as well as Japanese art around the world, her specialty from graduate school, and other topics, depending on the University’s needs. She will be based in the University’s…
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Princess Aiko to hold first press conference

Japan’s Princess Aiko is set to hold her first press conference on 17 March. This is the press conference for her 20th birthday – the coming of age in Japan – that was postponed due to her university education. Imperial Family members traditionally…
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Imperial Family of Japan holds minute of silence in memory of 2011 earthquake victims

The Imperial Family of Japan has joined the nation in observing a minute of silence to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake. Both the imperial couple Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, as well as their daughter Princess Aiko, and the Emeritus imperial couple, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, have joined the Japanese population in observing a minute of silence to…
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Malaysian King urges people to protect environment

The King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, has asked the government to put protective measures in place for the environment. He would like half of the country’s land to remain forested, begin sustainable forest management practices and designate areas that will be geoparks which remain protected and maintained. King Sultan Abdullah said: “In line with the aspiration to achieve…
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Japan's Princess Yoko leaves hospital after recovering from COVID

Japan’s Princess Yoko has left hospital after recovering from COVID and pneumonia. Her Imperial Highness was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, 16 February. The Imperial Household said the royal’s symptoms improved with treatment and had been released by her doctors. She will recuperate at her family’s home on the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo. Princess Yoko, 38, was…
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