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NEW: Empress Emerita Michiko diagnosed with breast cancer

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has been diagnosed with a relatively early stage of breast cancer, and she is due to undergo surgery in the near future, the Imperial Household Agency has announced. The former Empress, who is 84-years-old, retired from official duties alongside her husband Emperor Emeritus Akihito at the end of April, but she has been plagued with health problems for a while.
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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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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 South American countries. It is her first official overseas visit since the accession of her uncle. Embed from Getty…
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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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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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