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Vice President Mike Pence to attend Emperor Naruhito's post-accession ceremony

US Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend Emperor Naruhito of Japan’s post-accession ceremony in October. According to the Japan Times, a diplomatic source says Pence’s attendance is appropriate as then-Vice President Dan Quayle (under President George H.W. Bush) attended the same ceremony for Naruhito’s father, Akihito in November of 1990. US President Donald Trump…
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Marriage prospects unknown for Japan's Princess Mako

The marriage prospects of Japan’s Princess Mako of Akishino are unknown, her father, Crown Prince Fumihito revealed to the media on Saturday during a press conference ahead of his and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko’s official visit to Finland and Poland this next…
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Japan's Prince Hisahito to make 1st overseas trip to Bhutan alongside parents

Japan’s Prince Hisahito of Akishino, 12, is due to undertake his first overseas trip to Bhutan alongside his parents, Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko, in August. Embed from Getty Images This will mark the second-in-line to the Japanese throne’s first overseas venture. It’s a perfect choice as the Bhutanese and Japanese royals have strong, friendly relations and…
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Former Empress of Japan set to undergo heart exam

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan, 84, is set to undergo a heart examination according to the Imperial Household Agency on Friday. The heart examination has been set up after Michiko’s blood test showed that she has a higher risk of heart failure. As a result, further…
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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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Japan shows high support for new Emperor and females on the throne

In a new Japanese study by Kyodo News, there is high support for Japan’s new ruler, Emperor Naruhito, as well as for females sitting on the throne. In a survey taken by Kyodo News, over 82 per cent of respondents feel affection for and support Emperor Naruhito. Likewise, close to 80 per cent support the idea of a female reigning one day in her own right. The opinion poll was done over two…
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