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Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visit memorial for war dead in Okinawa

Crown Prince Akishino of Japan and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko visited the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman in the Okinawa Prefecture to lay flowers at the National Okinawa War Dead Mausoleum. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were joined by many bereaved family members as they offered bouquets of white chrysanthemums at the mausoleum, where the ashes of around 180,000 victims of the Battle of…
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Empress Emerita Michiko in poor health

The Imperial Household has announced that Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has been in poor health since September. According to the statement, she has been vomiting multiple times a day and has been losing weight. They say that stress is most likely a factor. The…
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Crown Prince of Japan urges his daughter to update Japanese people regarding her wedding

The Crown Prince of Japan, Akishino, has urged his eldest child and older daughter, Princess Mako, to update the Japanese public regarding engagement and postponed wedding to Kei Komuro. His Imperial Highness said, “This coming February marks two years [since the announcement of the postponement of the wedding]. I believe something must be announced about it.” The comments were…
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Former Princess Ayako of Takamado gives birth to a boy

Ayako Moriya, formerly Princess Ayako of Takamado, has given birth to a healthy baby boy. The baby boy was born earlier this morning at 7 A.M. at the Aiiku Hospital in Tokyo. According to the Imperial Household Agency, both mother and child are doing well. Princess Ayako lost her imperial titles and status when she married a commoner, Kei Moriya, on 29 October 2018, as is the custom for the…
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Emperor and Empress of Japan take part in Imperial Procession to mark enthronement

This afternoon in Toyko, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako took part in the Imperial Procession to mark the Emperor’s enthronement. The parade, dubbed “Shukuga-Onretsu-no-gi,” began at 3.00 pm local time. The imperial couple travelled at a slow speed of 10 kilometres so the thousands of Japanese people lined up on the streets could get a good look at their smiling and…
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