Japan

Imperial Succession plan lined up by Japanese government

The committee within the Japanese government responsible for arranging the transfer of the Chrysanthemum Throne from Emperor Akihito to Crown Prince Naruhito. There will be three elements to the process, with the Emperor stepping down on the 30th April, handing over sacred objects which have been passed down through centuries between Emperors. Then on the 1st of May, the Crown Prince will receive…
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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn expected to chair committee overseeing coronation events for Thai King

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand announced this week that the government will call on Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to chair a government-appointed committee to oversee the organisation and preparation of the coronation of her brother, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, which is scheduled for early May this year. Speaking in a special televised event following…
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Japan

Emperor of Japan delivers final New Year's address

Emperor Akihito of Japan has delivered his final New Year’s address from the Chrysanthemum Throne in Tokyo today. The Emperor is due to abdicate in favour of his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito on 30 May. Naruhito will ascend the throne the following day on 1…
Thailand

Thai King to finally be crowned in May

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, will finally have his coronation ceremony in May of this year. The Royal Household Bureau made the announcement yesterday saying the coronation and celebration festivities would take place from 4 May through 6 May. His Majesty…
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Bhutanese royals feature on January 2019 calendar

Bhutan’s King and Crown Prince feature in the January 2019 edition of Yellow Bhutan’s monthly calendar. Instead of a photo that usually is included of the royals in these calendars, January 2019’s calendar portrays them in a colour drawing form by artist Ugyen Dorji. Yellow Bhutan had this to say about their latest calendar: “2018 was a great year, which ended in a…
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Japan

Japanese government plans to announce name of new era ahead of Crown Prince's ascension

The Japanese government is keeping with their plans to announce the name of the new era before Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne on 1 May 2019. This is despite the politicians on the right who want to wait to make the announcement until after Emperor Akihito’s abdication as they believe announcing it sooner would be disrespectful. According to the Japan Times, the…
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