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Old 10-05-2014, 02:14 PM
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On itself we do not need to feel sorry for Princess Noriko, now Mrs Senge. The Japanese Government has given the Princess a dowry of around 650.000 Euro (appr. 850,000 US Dollar).

The costs for the wedding ceremony were also met by the Imperial Household Agency...

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Old 10-05-2014, 03:03 PM
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Lovely to see the wedding photos and I am looking forward to hopefully seeing some more images of the receptions on Monday and Wednesday!
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:51 PM
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On itself we do not need to feel sorry for Princess Noriko, now Mrs Senge. The Japanese Government has given the Princess a dowry of around 650.000 Euro (appr. 850,000 US Dollar).

The costs for the wedding ceremony were also met by the Imperial Household Agency...

[my bolding]

The dowry is rather modest. Japan is an expensive country. I am not sure what $850,000 can buy. It is nice that the IHA paid for the wedding though.

I am looking forward to seeing photos from the wedding reception.
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:51 PM
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2 Oct - Princess Noriko bid farewell to Ancestor, and the Emperor and Empress of Japan


5 Oct - At the Izumo Grand Shrine
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:27 PM
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On itself we do not need to feel sorry for Princess Noriko, now Mrs Senge. The Japanese Government has given the Princess a dowry of around 650.000 Euro (appr. 850,000 US Dollar).

The costs for the wedding ceremony were also met by the Imperial Household Agency...

I remember when Princess Sayako was married, there was much concern for her because her change in status made people think she was banished from her former life, never to see her family again and never to set foot inside the palace etc. Of-course it is not the case at all, one simply has to remember that the Imperial protocols means one cannot just turn up for a cuppa and a natter whenever one likes.

Sayako and Noriko would not have embarked on marriage unless they were happy to do so and they wanted to keep their status.

650,000 euros is a very generous gesture. I am not sure where Noriko and her new husband will now live, but they could buy a house with it, or buy some nice furniture.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:47 PM
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I read they'll live with his parents and brother.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:18 AM
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Some pictures of the receptions.


https://imperialfamilyjapan.wordpres...incess-noriko/
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:33 AM
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https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2520956.html

The above link contains photos of the wedding reception in Hotel New Otani in Tokyo. Prime Minister Abe and the Crown Princely couple were in attendance.

Mr Senge is said to come from an aristocratic family. His family had the title of marquise before the adoption of the Constitution of 1946. https://nikolaevec.livejournal.com/553766.html The title is informally acknowledged in the upper circles.

On a different note, I couldn't help noticing Mrs Senge's truly regal posture.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:13 AM
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The above link contains photos of the wedding reception in Hotel New Otani in Tokyo. Prime Minister Abe and the Crown Princely couple were in attendance.

Mr Senge is said to come from an aristocratic family. His family had the title of marquise before the adoption of the Constitution of 1946. https://nikolaevec.livejournal.com/553766.html The title is informally acknowledged in the upper circles.

On a different note, I couldn't help noticing Ms Senge's truly regal posture.
Also Crown Princess Masako has attended!
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Why she shouldn't attend? She is a member of the family.

All the best to the newly married couple!
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The above link contains photos of the wedding reception in Hotel New Otani in Tokyo. Prime Minister Abe and the Crown Princely couple were in attendance.

Mr Senge is said to come from an aristocratic family. His family had the title of marquise before the adoption of the Constitution of 1946. https://nikolaevec.livejournal.com/553766.html The title is informally acknowledged in the upper circles.

On a different note, I couldn't help noticing Ms Senge's truly regal posture.
Ms Senge? Or you mean Mrs Senge?

Videos of dinner
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videone...00327-fnn-soci

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videone...00051-jnn-soci
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Thank you for the videos...what a lovely family affair. How regal Noriko is, how confident and calm she appears to be of her future. Indeed the whole royal family and guests exude a certain restraint and dignity that is very unique, I think.

Lovely to see CP Masako attending, she seems to be getting stronger and happier as time goes by.
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Princess Hisako Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival today, October 23:



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On November 9 Princess Hisako Takamado visited the Nara National Museum in Nara.



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Princess Tsuguko handed out the Emperor's Cup after the final match of the Emperor's Cup between Gamba Osaka and Montedio Yamagata at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa on December 13, 2014.



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Princess Hisako Takamado attended the Prince Takamado Trophy All Japan Youth (U-15) Football Championship Final in Tokyo on December 27:


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Makes me a little sad that the Imperial princesses have to chose between their titles and marriage. They should really amend the constitution so that the Princess at least has the option of remaining in the Imperial Family and starting a new branch, especially if she marries into the old aristocracy.
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Princess Hisako Takamado attended the 36th Empress Cup All Japan Women's Football Championship at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo on January 1st:



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2 Oct - Princess Noriko bid farewell to Ancestor, and the Emperor and Empress of Japan


5 Oct - At the Izumo Grand Shrine
The videos are "private". How can I watch them?
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Unfortunately the accessibility of some videos is restricted after a certain period of time.


Princess Tsuguko has visited a flower exhibition at Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo on January 30:


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