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Old 10-06-2003, 06:05 PM
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Old 10-06-2003, 06:20 PM
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Old 10-30-2003, 12:13 PM
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Thanks so much for beautiful pictures. I had not seen the ones of her in the little blue and white outfit. Why is it so difficult to get good photos of Aiko?
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Old 11-08-2003, 06:11 AM
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Very nice.

I think she's a very educated lady, a very good model of a good daughter of a good family.
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Old 11-08-2003, 11:22 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by jun5+Nov 8th, 2003 - 12:43 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jun5 @ Nov 8th, 2003 - 12:43 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Poppy@Nov 8th, 2003 - 6:11 am
Very nice.

I think she&#39;s a very educated lady, a very good model of a good daughter of a good family.
I agree with you.

but she does not have the sense of a style very well. She always wears cloths like an old lady. I think that she should have colorful cloths on. [/b][/quote]
Do you think she has a boyfriend? If she doesn&#39;t, I hope that she finds Royal duties just as fulfilling.
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Old 11-11-2003, 06:02 AM
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Do many Japanese people also think that it is very hard for her to get married? Is the princess popular or well-respected in Japan?
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Old 11-13-2003, 02:24 AM
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In additon to what you have said, I think probably there are more bees around her than butterflies. Probably she cannot yet find her true love because as a princess, it&#39;s hard for her to know whether a guy really love her as a person but not her position. Also though she has never lived as a civilian but I think it doesn&#39;t mean she can&#39;t not earn her own bread and live a life without servants as I think most princesses now esp. Japanese princesses are not at all spoiled. I think it would be the best if she could marry a Japanese nobleman or if possible a prince from a Japanese noble family. But her hairstyle and her choice of clothes can really affect her romantic chances.
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Old 11-15-2003, 12:26 PM
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Japan&#39;s Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress Michiko (2nd L), accompanied by Crown Prince Naruhito &copy; and Crown Princess Masako &reg; and Prince and Princess Akishino, behind Naruhito, walk before guests at a garden party in Tokyo, October 30, 2003. Akihito hosted the annual garden party at the Akasaka imperial garden. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Old 12-25-2003, 04:42 AM
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very splendid pictures&#33; :)

I really adore Peince Akishino&#39;s family. They are cheerful and I love their cute eyes&#33;
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:23 AM
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I don&#39;t see Masako, is she still ill?
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Old 01-02-2004, 11:20 AM
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Thank you for these pictures jun5. I really liked the pictures of the whole family with little Aiko; she looks like such a little star already in her red jumper&#33;
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Old 01-02-2004, 11:56 AM
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Thank you very much for the great pictures.
Akema****e omedetou gozaimasu&#33;&#33;
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Old 01-02-2004, 11:01 PM
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TOKYO (AP) - Emperor Akihito delivered his public New Year&#39;s message
Thursday, saying he was happy to be celebrating with the thousands
of well-wishers gathered at the Imperial Palace.

Joined by Empress Michiko and members of the royal family, Akihito
waved from the palace&#39;s glass-enclosed balcony to a crowd of more
than 15,000 people roaring ``Banzai&#39;&#39; - or long life.

``As we welcome the new year, I am very happy to celebrate together
with you,&#39;&#39; Akihito said in his New Year&#39;s message. ``I pray for the
happiness of people in Japan and around the world.&#39;&#39;

The crowd below fluttered with rising sun flags as many craned their
necks to catch a glimpse of the royals waving through the bullet-
proof glass.

Twice a year, on the emperor&#39;s birthday and for New Year&#39;s
festivities, the public is allowed behind the moat-ringed palace
walls.

Tens of thousands were expected to file across the landmark
Nijubashi bridge toward the palace&#39;s inner courtyard, where the
emperor delivers his greeting seven times.

Under Japan&#39;s postwar constitution, the royal family has no official
political power. But it plays an important symbolic role in society.
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Old 01-03-2004, 12:22 PM
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I only know a few phrases and words in japanese because a very close friend to me are japanese she lives in Japan but we study together in France. The language intersest me much so who knows maybe one day I will try to learn japanese.
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Old 01-03-2004, 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by Poppy@Jan 1st, 2004 - 9:23 am
I don&#39;t see Masako, is she still ill?
I&#39;m pretty sure Masako&#39;s the first woman to the left of the empress.
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Old 01-03-2004, 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by moosey60+Jan 3rd, 2004 - 9:17 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (moosey60 @ Jan 3rd, 2004 - 9:17 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Poppy@Jan 1st, 2004 - 9:23 am
I don&#39;t see Masako, is she still ill?
I&#39;m pretty sure Masako&#39;s the first woman to the left of the empress. [/b][/quote]
Are there any more pictures from the New Year&#39;s gala for the diplompatic corp?

Thanks&#33;

Sean.~
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Old 01-04-2004, 04:13 AM
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I saw the event live on TV for the first time&#33;
I was just searching for nice shows then I came up with a Japanese channel and it showed the Royal Family so I sticked through it. There were thousands of people present.

I am just wondering because when Emperor Akihito spoke through the microphone, was that his New Year&#39;s Greeting or his New Year&#39;s Speech? Just like Q Margrethe??

I have also another question, when does the Emperor give his speech? New Year or Christmas??? :)
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Old 01-04-2004, 04:31 AM
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I saw the event live on TV for the first time&#33;
I was just searching for nice shows then I came up with a Japanese channel and it showed the Royal Family so I sticked through it. There were thousands of people present.

I am just wondering because when Emperor Akihito spoke through the microphone, was that his New Year&#39;s Greeting or his New Year&#39;s Speech? Just like Q Margrethe??

I have also another question, when does the Emperor give his speech? New Year or Christmas??? :)
I saw it too, as we have a multicutlural channel here in Vancouver (actually we have several). I got to watch the funeral of Empress Nagako too, King Car&#39;s 50th Birthday, Queen Henrik&#39;s 60th Birthday, Queen Margarethe&#39;s & Prince Henerik&#39;s 25th anniversary, Queen Margarethe&#39;s Jubilee, and Joachim and Alexandra&#39;s wedding. Alas, they&#39;ve ended their Scandanavian television programing, so no more royal events from there. I do get TV5 though.

Anyway, I&#39;m always hoping to catch a glimpse of the Imperial family during the Japanese news programs here.

Sean. ~
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Old 01-05-2004, 06:56 PM
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IBL - 12/31/2003. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko share a light moment with royal family members at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, 16 December 2003. Front row: Crown Princess Masako, her daughter Princess Aiko, Emperor, Empress and Crown Prince Naruhito. Second row: Emperor's daughter Princess Nori, Prince Akishino's daughters, Princess Mako and Princess Kako, Emperor's second sun Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko.

IBL - 12/31/2003. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko share a light moment with royal family members at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, 16 December 2003. Front row: Crown Princess Masako, her daughter Princess Aiko, Emperor, Empress and Crown Prince Naruhito. Second row: Emperor's daughter Princess Nori, Prince Akishino's daughters, Princess Mako and Princess Kako, Emperor's second sun Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko.
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Old 01-10-2004, 05:04 AM
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Have the Princesses Yoko and Hisako experiencing the same problem like Princess Sayako? That&#39;s why they&#39;re not yet married?? Are they very old now, like 40+? Also, why aren&#39;t they wearing the gold sash?
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