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Who is Japan's Aiko, Princess Toshi?

Aiko, Princess Toshi is the daughter and only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan. Embed from Getty Images She was born on 1 December 2001 at the Imperial Household Agency Hospital in the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The Princess has two names, a personal one Aiko, and an official name, Toshi, and in a breach with tradition, these names were chosen by her parents and not…
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Japan announces Reiwa as era name for Crown Prince Naruhito's reign

Japan has revealed the name of the era for Crown Prince Naruhito’s reign which begins on 1 May. Reiwa will be the name of the new Japanese era, the government announced on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced on behalf of the government in a press conference. He explained that Reiwa came from the 18th-century collection of poetry, Japanese classic Manyoshu. Embed from…
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First state guest for new Emperor of Japan could be President Trump

Announcements coming from the Japanese Government have indicated that the first foreign leader to be hosted by Crown Prince Naruhito on a State Visit following his accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne will be US President, Donald Trump. This will not be the first visit of Mr Trump during his presidency. He also came to Japan in November 2017. However, on this occasion he would be given the…
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Imperial Succession plan lined up by Japanese government

The committee within the Japanese government responsible for arranging the transfer of the Chrysanthemum Throne from Emperor Akihito to Crown Prince Naruhito. There will be three elements to the process, with the Emperor stepping down on the 30th April, handing over sacred…
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Japanese government plans to announce name of new era ahead of Crown Prince's ascension

The Japanese government is keeping with their plans to announce the name of the new era before Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne on 1 May 2019. This is despite the politicians on the right who want to wait to make the announcement until after Emperor Akihito’s abdication as they believe announcing it sooner would be disrespectful. According to the Japan Times, the…
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