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Young heirs of Bhutanese and Japanese thrones meet during latter's first official foreign visit

The young heirs to the Bhutanese and Japanese thrones met on Monday in Bhutan at the Lingkana Palace in Thimphu. Prince Hisahito of Japan, 12, is on his first foreign visit alongside his parents, Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko. The Crown Prince Family arrived in Bhutan on Saturday for a private trip on the invitation of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel where they were welcomed by the…
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NEW: Empress Emerita Michiko diagnosed with breast cancer

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has been diagnosed with a relatively early stage of breast cancer, and she is due to undergo surgery in the near future, the Imperial Household Agency has announced. The former Empress, who is 84-years-old, retired from official duties alongside her husband Emperor Emeritus Akihito at the end of April, but she has been plagued with health problems for a while.
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Princess Mako visits Bolivia

Princess Mako of Akishino – a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan – continued her first official overseas visit since her uncle’s accession with a visit to Bolivia. Embed from Getty Images Her visit to mark the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to Bolivia began on Monday with a courtesy call on the Bolivian President, Evo Morales. “I wish the bilateral…
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Princess Mako visits Machu Picchu

Princess Mako of Akishino, a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan, has visited the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru as part of her six-day visit to the country. The official trip to Peru and Bolivia marks the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to…
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French President received by Emperor and Empress of Japan

Ahead of the G-20 Summit held in Osaka, Japan, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron were received by Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako at the Imperial Palace on 27 June. This was the first meeting between the two couples since Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne on 1 May. Emmanuel Macron is the second world leader to meet with the new emperor, after US President Donald…
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