Japan

Japanese government begins informal study on ways to ensure stable imperial succession

According to Japanese government sources, the government has begun an informal study on ways to ensure a stable imperial succession as Japan is faced with an extremely short line of succession. The informal study is being headed by Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuhiro Sugita. The line of succession only has three people: Crown Prince Akishino (54), Prince Hisahito (13) and Prince Hitachi…
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Japan

Emperor Naruhito delivers first New Year's speech

Emperor Naruhito of Japan has delivered his first New Year’s speech as the Emperor of Japan. After a devastating typhoon hit Japan in October of last year, as well as torrential rain that hit the country in 2019, Naruhito said he hopes that 2020 is a year free from…
Thailand

A look back at the Thai royal year

Today, we conclude another year and a decade. So, we are taking a look back at the Thai royal year that surrounded the crowning and other coronation ceremonies of King Rama X. January: King of Thailand issues decree for new election, first since…
Japan

A look back at the Japanese royal year

As 2019 comes to a close, we taking a look back at the Japanese royal year that was dominated by the abdication of Emperor Akihito and enthronement of their new emperor, Naruhito. January: Emperor Akihito delivers final New Year’s address Princess Mako’s fiancé says financial problems solved February: New titles for the Japanese Emperor and Empress are revealed for after…
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BhutanFeatures

Who is Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan?

As it was just announced that the Queen of Bhutan is expecting her second child, we are taking a look at the Queen consort. Ashi (the equivalent of Lady) Jetsun Pema was born on 4 June 1990 to Dhondup Gyaltshen and Sonam Choki as the second of their five children in…
Asian RoyalsJapan

Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visit memorial for war dead in Okinawa

Crown Prince Akishino of Japan and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko visited the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman in the Okinawa Prefecture to lay flowers at the National Okinawa War Dead Mausoleum. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were joined by many bereaved family members as they offered bouquets of white chrysanthemums at the mausoleum, where the ashes of around 180,000 victims of the Battle of…
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Empress Emerita Michiko in poor health

The Imperial Household has announced that Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has been in poor health since September. According to the statement, she has been vomiting multiple times a day and has been losing weight. They say that stress is most likely a factor. The…
Thailand

Thai King and Queen take part in Royal Barge Procession in Bangkok

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X) and Queen Suthida took part in the Royal Barge Procession yesterday in Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River. They were joined by the King’s son, 14-year-old Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti on their barge and followed by the King’s two daughters, Princesses Bajrakitiyabha and Sirivannavari. The Royal Barge Procession marked the end of the…
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