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Jordan's King and Queen spend time with Japanese royals while on working visit

Jordan’s King Abdullah and Queen Rania are in Japan on a working visit, and during their time in the Asian country, they have made sure to spend time with members of the Japanese Imperial Family. The King and Queen travelled to Tokyo’s Imperial Palace to meet Emperor Akihito (who will abdicate in favour of his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito next year) and Empress Michiko at the…
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Crown Prince Naruhito guides blind Paralympian on run

He is preparing to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne in May of 2019, but that did not stop Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan from helping a blind Paralympian on a run. One evening, the future Emperor of Japan wore a bib with “Guide” written on it as he and Misato…
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Crown Princess of Japan stays for entire garden party for first time in 15 years

Crown Princess Masako of Japan, who is set to become Empress of Japan next year when her husband Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne, stayed for the entire autumn garden party on Friday for the first time in 15 years. In the past, she has left the event early. Masako, who has battled a stress-related illness for years, was dressed in a traditional kimono like her mother-in-law…
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Japan’s Princess Ayako weds commoner Kei Moriya in ceremony at Meiji Shrine

Princess Ayako of Takamado, the youngest daughter of Emperor Akihito’s cousin Norihito, Prince Takamado, has married commoner Kei Moriya today in a ceremony at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. She officially lost her imperial titles upon marriage. From now on, she will be known as Mrs Kei Moriya. The wedding ceremony for Japan’s Princess Ayako and company employee Kei Moriya was held on…
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Chief priest in Japan quits after criticising Japanese emperor

The chief priest of Japan’s Yasukuni Shrine is to resign after highly critical comments he made about the country’s soon retiring 84-year-old Emperor, Akihito. The chief priest, Kunio Kohori, had his comments leaked to the Shukan Post magazine and said that he believed Emperor Akihito was aiming to destroy the controversial Yasukuni Shrine by not visiting it. Kohori made the…
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