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Princess Akiko of Japan appointed patron of Japan-British Society

Princess Akiko of Japan has become patron of the Japan-British Society, the Japanese Imperial Household and the press office for the Society have announced.  The Princess attended a Bansan party hosted by the organisation, and on that occasion, she was asked by the Society to become their patron.  The Japan-British Society had been without an imperial patron since 2012 when Prince Tomohito…
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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…
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Second time's the charm? Husband of Japan's former princess retakes crucial exam

Kei Komuro, the husband of former Princess Mako of Japan, was spotted in New York City outside of the location of the New York State bar exam.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, Mr Komuro sat down for his second attempt at the exam, which would give him the licence to operate as a lawyer in the State of New York in the US.  Mr Komuro looked almost unrecognisable, sporting a green puffer jacket…
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Thailand

RBSO honours Princess Sirivannavari to kick off 2022 season

The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra has honoured their patron, Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya, to mark her 35th birthday.  The performance that launched the 2022 season opened with a unique arrangement of Happy Birthday. The evening included multiple pieces composed by Debussy, as well as the infamous piano piece, “Piano Concerto For The Left Hand.” It was held at the…
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Japan

Japanese princess with COVID develops pneumonia

The Japanese princess who was hospitalised with COVID-19 has developed pneumonia. Her Imperial Highness has since been admitted to the University of Tokyo Hospital with what is said to be a moderate form of pneumonia. She was transferred to the hospital on the afternoon…
Japan

Japanese princess hospitalised with COVID

Japan’s Princess Yoko has been hospitalised with COVID-19. The Imperial Household Agency confirmed the Princess’s diagnosis and hospitalisation on 8 February. The 38-year-old royal is the first member of the Imperial Family to contract COVID-19. The…
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King of Cambodia shares thoughts on the Olympics

The King of Cambodia has shared his thoughts on the 2022 Winter Olympics. King Norodom Sihamoni said that the motto for this year’s Olympic Games, “Together for a Shared Future,” reflects the common aspirations in society to overcome challenges together. His Majesty made the remarks ahead of attending the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games on 4 February. In a…
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