Japan

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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Empress Masako praised by Harvard expert

Empress Masako of Japan has been praised by an expert and emeritus professor of her alma mater, Harvard University in Boston. Ezra Vogel, who is a personal friend of Masako’s family and an expert on Japan and China in the US, said the Empress will be vital for Japan and Japanese relations. “She’ll be able to do it effortlessly,” Vogel cited in a recent interview…
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New Emperor of Japan hosts first state banquet of reign

The Emperor and Empress await the arrival of the Trumps. OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY ANDEA HANKS Emperor Naruhito, alongside his wife Empress Masako, has hosted his first state banquet since he ascended the throne at the beginning of this month. United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are on a four-day state visit to Japan, and the President is the first foreign leader…
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