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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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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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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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