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Japanese government plans to announce name of new era ahead of Crown Prince's ascension

The Japanese government is keeping with their plans to announce the name of the new era before Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne on 1 May 2019. This is despite the politicians on the right who want to wait to make the announcement until after Emperor Akihito’s abdication as they believe announcing it sooner would be disrespectful. According to the Japan Times, the…
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Crown Prince Naruhito guides blind Paralympian on run

He is preparing to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne in May of 2019, but that did not stop Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan from helping a blind Paralympian on a run. One evening, the future Emperor of Japan wore a bib with “Guide” written on it as he and Misato Michishita, 41, ran around the Imperial Household’s Akasaka Estate in Tokyo on 26 June this year. Misato Michishita won…
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Wedding date official for Japan’s Princess Ayako and Kei Moriya

The wedding date official for Japan’s Princess Ayako of Takamado and Kei Moriya, 32, is officially set after a traditional ceremony was held on Wednesday, 19 September. The wedding will take place on 29 October 2018. They are not expected to take a honeymoon. Embed from Getty Images The “Kokki no Gi” rite was held in Princess Ayako’s family residence in Tokyo.
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Princess Ayako formally engaged to commoner Kei Moriya in betrothal ceremony

Princess Ayako of Takamado, the youngest daughter of Princess Hisako and Emperor Akihito’s late cousin Norihito, Prince Takamado, has become formally engaged to Kei Moriya in a traditional betrothal ceremony called Nosai no Gi. The ceremony was performed last Sunday and is the first in a series of rites leading up to the wedding on 29 October 2018. A messenger from Kei Moriya visited the…
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