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Former Princess Ayako expecting first child in autumn

The former Princess Ayako of Takamado, who became Ayako Moriya upon marriage to Kei Moriya, is expecting her first child in the autumn, according to Vorsten. Ayako is the daughter of Norihito, Prince Takamado and Hisako, Princess Takamado. Her father, who died in 2002, was a first cousin of the recently abdicated Emperor Akihito of Japan. After her wedding ceremony, the newlyweds spoke to…
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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…
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Emperor Emeritus Akihito suffers bout of cerebral anaemia due to fatigue

Emperor Emeritus Akihito of Japan suffered an episode of severe cerebral anaemia last week, the Imperial Household Agency announced on Tuesday. The Emperor Emeritus had been undergoing a regular health check-up when he was unable to continue standing up at one point. The cerebral anaemia is believed to have been the result of fatigue caused by the health check-up. He has since recovered. Both the…
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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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Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Japan begin visit to Poland

Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan were welcomed by the Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda as the royal couple begins a tour of Poland on Friday. The tour marks the centenary of Japan’s diplomatic relations with Poland and Finland. The official welcome ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace in Warshaw. Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown…
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Marriage prospects unknown for Japan's Princess Mako

The marriage prospects of Japan’s Princess Mako of Akishino are unknown, her father, Crown Prince Fumihito revealed to the media on Saturday during a press conference ahead of his and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko’s official visit to Finland and Poland this next…
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Empress Emerita Michiko undergoes cataract surgery

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has undergone cataract surgery on her right eye at the Tokyo Hospital on Sunday. The operation was a success, and the Empress Emerita returned home that same day. Another cataract surgery on her left eye will follow on 23 June. She reportedly began having problems with her eyes several years ago. Just recently theEmpress Emerita was also diagnosed with heart…
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