Japan

Crown Prince Family of Japan donates 300 handmade medical gowns

Japan’s Crown Prince Family has donated 300 handmade medical gowns to medical institutions on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical gowns were handmade by the royals and staff from the Imperial Household from plastic bags. Specifically, the gowns were presented to a hospital and the Saiseikai Imperial Gift Foundation, the latter which is headed by Crown Prince Akishino…
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Thailand

Protests break out at German hotel where Thai King is staying with his harem

German and Thai activists have staged a protest outside the the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Germany where King Maha Vajiralongkorn is staying with his harem of 20 women. The protesters have projected messages onto the front of the hotel with messages like, “why does Thailand need a King who lives in Germany?” Despite all hotels having to close due to the crisis, the Grand Hotel…
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Japan

Who is Princess Tomohito of Mikasa?

Born on 9 April 1955, Nobuko Asō was the third daughter and youngest child of Takakichi Asō and Kazuko Yoshida. Her father was the chairman of the Aso Company and former member of the House of Representatives while her mother was the daughter of former Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida. Nobuko’s well-connected family was Roman Catholic, and she graduated from the Sacred Heart School in…
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Japan

Japan's Princess Aiko graduates from high school

Japan’s Princess Aiko has graduated from high school as the famous Japanese Cherry Blossoms bloomed. The only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended her graduation ceremony at Tokyo’s Gakushuin Girls’ Senior High School over the weekend. The 18-year-old wore a face mask and her school uniform on Sunday afternoon for the ceremony that had been scaled back due to…
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