Empress Masako conducts first official duties since emperor's enthronement

Empress Masako of Japan has conducted her first official duties in her own capacity this week, after the accession of her husband, Emperor Naruhito. Empress Masako succeeded her mother-in-law Empress Emerita Michiko as honorary president of the Japanese Red Cross Society on 1 May and has now appeared at the annual gathering in Tokyo. The event at the Meiji Jingu hall in Shibuya Ward was also…
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