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Old 12-28-2005, 08:46 PM
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Divorce rumours for Princess Masako ?

there are rumors in newspaper from china saying that the crown prince couple may divorce........

actually....the newspaper said...this is according from "insider sources from the imperial court" that crown princess masako does not want to be the crown princess already....she's got enough !! the newspaper is just translating from a weekly magazine from japan..

i haven't find any english articles abt this matter....will see abt that in a few days i think....
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:40 AM
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oh----groooaaan -- I hope there is nothing to those reports -- I wish this Imperial Household Agency would lighten up some of their hold on the royals...they seem unbelievably cloistered. I recall feeling so sad about the way Princess Sayako's life would change upon her marriage until I read something that suggested, given her personality, she was probably looking forward to many of the freedoms that would now be accorded her. Who knows if there is any truth to that suggestion, but if it were to be true, I can't imagine marrying like Masako did and losing so much freedom...that would be truly difficult -- knowing that freedom exists but isn't available.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:39 PM
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I wonder if it was the Imperial Household Agency that wishes to get rid of Masako and planted that kind of story. Just earlier in the year, didn't the head of the IHA publicly stated he thought the couple should have another child and Naruhito's brother should do the same? They still are holding out for a male heir. If they couldn't get it out of Masako, they are willing to get rid of her and have a go with another woman. All assuming Naruhito will go along with the scheme.
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:34 AM
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Japan weeklies titillate with royal divorce talk
By Linda Sieg
TOKYO (Reuters) - Weekly magazines that once scrutinized the height of Japanese Crown Princess Masako's heels for clues to a possible pregnancy have another obsession these days: is divorce an option for the unhappy former diplomat?
.......................Hence the speculation by gossip-prone weeklies that divorce might be a way out for the multilingual, Harvard-educated princess, who abandoned a career in the foreign ministry to marry Crown Prince Naruhito nearly 13 years ago.
"Divorce for Princess Masako is not a taboo," said a cover story in the weekly Shukan Asahi, noting a plethora of similar articles had emerged in rival publications since late last year.
The Imperial Household Agency, which handles the royals affairs, says the speculation is groundless and has protested to the magazines, an agency spokesman said.
Royal watchers say Masako, who gave birth to her only child, Princess Aiko, four years ago, feels isolated and depressed after years of pressure to produce a male heir to the ancient monarchy and obstacles to her goal of becoming a "royal envoy."
But whereas Britain's Princess Diana opted for divorce from an unfaithful spouse, experts say that seems an unlikely course for Masako -- not least because of her strong bond with Naruhito, 45, who has been staunchly and publicly supportive.
"There is very strong pressure against it and no precedent." said Miiko Kodama, a professor of mass communication at Musashi University. "It's not 100 percent impossible but it's unlikely." Masako agreed to wed Naruhito only after a long courtship and a princely promise that he would "protect her with all his might" from the strains of life in an imperial family believed by traditionalists to trace its origins back more than 2,000 years................................
http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jh...1&pageNumber=0
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:09 AM
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i read an article that said that naruhito and masako could get divorced in spanish newspaper el semanal, because of kiko's pregnancy and masako falling into depression again. i really hope it's not true.

here is the link to the article: http://www.elsemanaldigital.com/arts/45728.asp
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:03 AM
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i read an article that said that naruhito and masako could get divorced in spanish newspaper el semanal, because of kiko's pregnancy and masako falling into depression again. i really hope it's not true.
As the pressure on Masako has intensified, so the rumours have increased. The divorce rumour or "option" has been around for a week or two. A paranoid person may think a campaign is being waged. No wonder poor Masako is a shadow of her former self.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:47 PM
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Divorce rumours for Princess Masako ?

Hi everybody

I've just read in the french ELLE edition that Masako is going to divorce her husband.

Is it true ? Do you have more information?
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:01 PM
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Hi everybody

I've just read in the french ELLE edition that Masako is going to divorce her husband.

Is it true ? Do you have more information?
For years there were rumours about their possible divorce once becouse she can't gave a child other time - her dejection. Now we should wait about that.
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:07 PM
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Doubt it.

I doubt it.

Naruhito and Masako really love each other. Naruhito even attacked the IHA for treating Masako so badly.
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:16 PM
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Some links about this

It seems that some Japanese weekly magazines or maybe newspapers have published rumours about this which the Imperial Household Agency have denied. Maybe these magazines are just trashy scandal-sellers? We have magazines like this in Australia called "Woman's Day" and such titles, which publish stories that they just make up about celebrities to sell magazines.

There are some links about this story:

http://theaustralian.news.com.au/com...5E1702,00.html

This is a good article - there is a little mention of divorce ideas on the second page but it also says a lot of other interesting stuff
http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/...118970439.html

If you just google - masako divorce - you will get a lot of links!
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:36 PM
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I doubt it.

Naruhito and Masako really love each other. Naruhito even attacked the IHA for treating Masako so badly.
Even if they truly love each other, maybe Masako can't take the situation any longer.
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:00 PM
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In this situation, I dont think love matters. They may love each other deeply but if this love is going to destroy people then a divorce may be best. Also, the starting of a divorce may shake the IHA and maybe some changes will start.
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:08 PM
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"Tension has emerged in the royal family, traditionally a circumspect group. Newspaper reports last year said Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako might divorce, freeing him to remarry to try again." (from The Age)

- Why it remind me Napoleon and Josephine or Henry VIII and his wives? - both rulers wants a male heirs...
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I wouldn't be surprised if they divorced. Masako is unhappy and now after the announcement of Kiko's pregnancy, her third, it might get worse for Masako not better especially if Kiko has a boy. I'm not one of those who thinks if Kiko has a boy it will take the heat off Masako. It will further isolate her from the IHA and I think considering how cruel they've already been that they won't let her forget that she "failed." Not just because she didn't have a boy (which is of course the fault of the man not the woman) but it points out that Masako has only had one child in all of these years of marriage. Again, unfair but that's the way it's going.
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:58 PM
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"Newspaper reports last year said Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako might divorce, freeing him to remarry to try again." (from The Age)
Is there any moral or legal barrier to the Crown Prince remarrying in Japan such as 'sort of' happens in the British monarchy? I sort of think not as Japan does not have the Judaeo-Christian heritage, but maybe someone knows about this? I guess the fact that even if he had an heir with a concubine, it would be ok, seems to say that remarriage is a totally acceptable option.

In such a situation, I would feel sad for Princess Masako, though she would have her life back; but I wonder what would be the lot of Princess Aiko - whether she would go with her mother or stay with the imperial family. AND - if they divorced and Aiko-chan went with her mother, and then Koizumi's proposal to change the succession law succeeded - but Aiko was living withy her mother - ohhhhh - so complicated!!!!
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:48 AM
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A divorce would be unacceptable for the imperial family. If Masako divorces, she would loose her daughter because Aiko, as a member of the imperial family, would have to remain with his father. And it would be a great dishonour for Masako's family.

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Old 02-15-2006, 09:24 AM
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I don't believe that. I think Naruhito loves Masako very much. 12 years of marriage don't are like to go for a walk. It's a long time.
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Old 02-15-2006, 04:00 PM
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Yeah if Naruhito didn't respect his father so much, I bet Naruhito would beat the crap out of the IHA people! Those people are sooo evil! :-(
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Yeah if Naruhito didn't respect his father so much, I bet Naruhito would beat the crap out of the IHA people! Those people are sooo evil! :-(
LOL! I feel the same. I would boot the IHA one way or the other had I been the Crown Prince. Imagine being the cause of other people's misery and being indifferent to it!

I don't think Naruhito will divorce Masako - he seems soooo in love with her after all these years!
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I agree with you.
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