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Princess Kako on an 11-day visit to Austria and Hungary

Princess Kako of Akishino, the niece of Emperor Naruhito and the second-eldest grandchild of Emperor Emeritus Akihito, is on her first official overseas trip. She left for Austria and Hungary on Sunday to mark the 150th anniversary of Japan’s diplomatic ties with the two countries. Princess Kako travelled firstly to Vienna via Germany and will fly to the Hungarian capital of Budapest on…
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Empress Emerita Michiko to have breast cancer surgery on Sunday

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan, 84, is set to have breast cancer surgery on Sunday, according to the Imperial Household Agency. Michiko has stage one breast cancer that has no clear signs of cancer metastasis. A mass on her left breast was discovered after a regular health check in mid-July. Tissue examination took place on 2 August which confirmed the cancer. Her Imperial Majesty will…
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'When the King is the cameraman' - The King & Queen of Malaysia charm Twitter users in a royal first

The King and Queen of Malaysia have charmed Twitter users as they participated in a royal social media first. Tweeting from Her MajestyThe Queen’s personal account, the royal couple have been filming their daily activities and uploading the videos to Twitter, giving the public a first hand account of royal life. The King & Queen are currently visiting Bogor in Indonesia…
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Crown Prince Family of Japan conclude trip to Bhutan

Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, and Prince Hisahito of Japan have concluded their visit to Bhutan and returned to Japan. It was the first overseas visit for 12-year-old Prince Hisahito, who is second in line to the Japanese throne. The Crown Prince Family…
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Vice President Mike Pence to attend Emperor Naruhito's post-accession ceremony

US Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend Emperor Naruhito of Japan’s post-accession ceremony in October. According to the Japan Times, a diplomatic source says Pence’s attendance is appropriate as then-Vice President Dan Quayle (under President George H.W. Bush) attended the same ceremony for Naruhito’s father, Akihito in November of 1990. US President Donald Trump…
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