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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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Empress Emerita Michiko told to take it easy after doctors diagnose heart valve abnormalities

The Imperial Household Agency announced on Monday that the Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has been diagnosed with heart valve abnormalities. She underwent a heart exam on Saturday after a blood test from earlier this month showed a higher risk of heart failure. The former Empress, who is 84-years-old, retired from official duties alongside her husband Emperor Emeritus Akihito at the end of…
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Former King of Malaysia dies at 88

It has been announced by Pahang Chief Minister Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail that the former King of Malaysia, Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah died on Wednesday morning in the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur at 8.50 am. He was 88-years-old. The Chief Minister said…
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School intruder admits he wanted to stab Prince Hisahito

The suspect in custody for placing knives at Prince Hisahito’s school desk at his school in Tokyo has reportedly admitted that he planned to stab the Prince. The suspect, 56-year-old Kaoru Hasegawa, was arrested on 29 April for trespassing, placing the knives on Prince Hisahito’s school desk and making disparaging remarks about Japan’s Imperial system. All school desks have a…
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