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The Emperor and Empress of Japan to make State Visit to UK

The Queen has confirmed that she has invited Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan to make a State Visit to the United Kingdom this spring. The new Emperor and Empress have accepted the invitation. The State Visit, the first incoming to the UK since the summer of 2019, will see the royal couple stay with the Queen at Windsor Castle. It will be the first time that Japan’s new…
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A look back at the Japanese royal year

As 2019 comes to a close, we taking a look back at the Japanese royal year that was dominated by the abdication of Emperor Akihito and enthronement of their new emperor, Naruhito. January: Emperor Akihito delivers final New Year’s address Princess Mako’s…
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Crown Prince of Japan urges his daughter to update Japanese people regarding her wedding

The Crown Prince of Japan, Akishino, has urged his eldest child and older daughter, Princess Mako, to update the Japanese public regarding engagement and postponed wedding to Kei Komuro. His Imperial Highness said, “This coming February marks two years [since the announcement of the postponement of the wedding]. I believe something must be announced about it.” The comments were…
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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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Enthronement Ceremony for Emperor Naruhito takes place

The Enthronement Ceremony for Emperor Naruhito of Japan, 59, has taken place in Tokyo. The 30-minute ceremony took place in the most prestigious place in the Imperial Palace – Matsu no ma (or State Room) and saw the Emperor proclaim his enthronement to the world, promised to uphold the constitution, and pledged his life to Japan from the famous throne after a gong sounded and the curtain…
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