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Emperor Akihito To Abdicate In April 2019

  December 1, 2017 at 5:42 am by

Following a meeting of the Imperial Household Council on Friday morning, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, has announced that Emperor Akihito will abdicate the throne on April 30, 2019. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will succeed the throne the following day, May 1. Emperor Akihito, who will be 85 when his abdication comes around, announced his wish to abdicate in a video broadcast to the Japanese people in August 2016. … Continue reading

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Princess Mary and Prince Naruhito Go For A Cruise

  June 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess played tour guide to the visiting Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan on Tuesday, as the pair went on a boat cruise through Copenhagen. Starting at Toldbodjn, Princess Mary and Prince Naruhito’s hour-long cruise took them past the famed Little Mermaid statue at Langelinie promenade, and UN City. They were joined by City and Port director Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, who explained to them North Sea developments. Crown Prince Naruhito is … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Lunch For Visiting Japanese Crown Prince

  June 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

On Sunday, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark hosted a private luncheon at Fredensborg Palace for a special guest: the visiting Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan. The heir to the Japanese throne – who is set to become Emperor within the next three years after a law was passed to allow his father to abdicate – was greeted on the Palace steps by the Queen, as well as Crown Prince Frederik … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Naruhito’s Second Day In Denmark

  June 16, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito joined Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik at the Kastellet in Copenhagen this morning, where they laid wreaths in honour of fallen Danish soldiers. After lunch, the two heirs opened a new exhibition ‘Japan in the Royal Palace’ at the Amalienborg Museum, which is made up of items the Danish Royal Family have received during visits to Japan over the years. At Copenhagen’s Playhouse in the evening a … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Couple Welcome Japanese Counterpart To Copenhagen

  June 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today welcomed the Japanese Crown Prince, Naruhito, at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, as he arrived in Denmark for a week-long official visit. The royal trio were all smiles as they greeted each other on the red carpet once Prince Naruhito had stepped off his plane. The purpose of the trip is to mark 150 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan. … Continue reading

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Japan’s Crown Prince Pledges ‘Heart and Soul’ To Emperorship

  June 13, 2017 at 8:16 pm by

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of his official visit to Denmark later this week, Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan has pledged to devote himself to the duties that come with becoming Japan’s Emperor. “I would like to give my whole heart and soul to every duty, including official duties I have already inherited from His Majesty,” the Prince said, when he was questioned about the constitutional role … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Japan Gains A New Crown Princess

  June 9, 2017 at 4:00 am by

On June 9, 1993, Japan gained a new Crown Princess as the country’s Crown Prince Naruhito married his long-time love, Masako Owada, in a traditional Shinto ceremony at the Kashikodokoro shrine in the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The newlywed couple, after changing from traditional Japanese wedding robes, then reported their marriage to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, the groom’s parents, who in accordance with tradition did not attend the actual ceremony. … Continue reading

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Princess Aiko Joins Parents At Wheelchair Basketball Championship

  May 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm by

Japan’s Princess Aiko accompanied her parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, to the 45th Japanese Wheelchair Basketball Championships at a gymnasium in Shibuya Ward. The royal trio watched from the stand during the matches before going into the training rooms to speak with the players and coaches. Princess Aiko appeared very interested in the sport, asking the players about their training and the reasons why they chose basketball as a … Continue reading

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Japan’s Crown Prince On Visit To Malaysia

  April 14, 2017 at 2:12 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito is currently on a five-day official visit to Malaysia, on behalf of the Japanese government to celebrate sixty years of bilateral relations. On Friday April 14, the Prince visited the Tugu Negara (National Monument) in Kuala Lumpur and laid a wreath in honour of Malaysia’s fallen soldiers. He also gave a speech during a special lecture at the Universiti Malaya on the relationship between the two countries, and how … Continue reading

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Princess Aiko Begins High School Education

  April 8, 2017 at 6:27 am by

The rain couldn’t take the smile of 15-year-old Princess Aiko of Japan’s face this morning as she arrived at Gakushuin Girls’ Senior High School where she will undertake her secondary education. Joined by her parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, the Princess was attending the entrance ceremony for the 200 students who will begin at the school next week. “I want to lead a fulfilling high school life with … Continue reading

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Spanish Monarchs Begin State Visit to Japan

  April 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain officially began their state visit to Japan on Wednesday, with a traditional welcoming at the Tokyo Imperial Palace by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were also present at the welcoming. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the National Museum of Science and Innovation to see projects that have been … Continue reading

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Japan’s Princess Aiko Completes Her Junior High School Education

  March 22, 2017 at 7:16 am by

Princess Aiko of Japan today graduated from junior high school in a ceremony at the Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School in Tokyo. Attending the ceremony were her proud parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. The 15-year-old Princess briefly spoke to reporters upon her arrival, saying that she had “enjoyed the past three years because I was fortunate to have good teachers and friends” at the school. Aiko’s essay for … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Naruhito Opens Winter Games

  February 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm by

The 2017 Asian Winter Games have been officially opened in a ceremony attended by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito. The event took place in the Sapporo Dome stadium in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido – a place well known for it’s winter sports having hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1972. The city of Obihiro will co-host the 64 sporting events taking place over the next week before the … Continue reading

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Imperial Family Attends New Year’s Lectures

  January 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm by

Emperor Akihito has led members of the Imperial Family during the annual Kosho Hajime no Gi (New Year’s Lectures) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo today. Attending were the Empress, Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Prince and Princess Hitachi. The family listened to three lectures from professors of the University of Tokyo and the Waseda University, on the topics of French literature, political science and … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito Celebrates 83rd Birthday With Record-Breaking Crowd

  December 23, 2016 at 5:29 am by

Japanese Emperor Akihito today celebrates his 83rd birthday, and as is customary, appeared on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo with other members of the Imperial Family to greet well-wishers. 33,000 people crowded into the Palace area to catch a glimpse of the monarch, beating the previous most-attended event in 2009 to mark the Emperor’s 20th anniversary on the throne (just over 30,000 people attended that event). Appearing … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day Three and Four

  October 13, 2016 at 11:25 am by

On the third day of the state visit, on Wednesday October 12, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, travelled by train to Yuki, a city in the north of Japan. In Yuki they visited a textile industry where they were given a demostration about the creation of a traditional woven silk textile called Yuki-tsugumi. Back in Tokyo, Queen Mathilde attended a seminar to … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day 2

  October 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Today Tuesday October 11, second day of the state visit, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed by the Japanese Imperial Family. The welcoming ceremony was held in the courtyard of the Imperial Palace in the presence of Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. After the inspection of the guards and the playing of the national anthems, a private meeting took place inside … Continue reading

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Japanese Crown Princely Family Pay Homage to Emperor Jimmu

  July 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako and Princess Aiko of Japan have paid homage to Japan’s first Emperor, Jimmu, at his shrine in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture. Dressed in formal attire, the family bowed deeply to Emperor Jimmu’s – who died 2,600 years ago – shrine during the worship, in which they offered tree branches to the shrine. This was 14-year-old Princess Aiko’s first visit to the shrine, according to Asahi. They … Continue reading

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Happy and Relaxed at a Conservation Event!

  June 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako have today visited the city of Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, north-east of Tokyo to attend a conservation event.  During the visit, Crown Prince Naruhito made a speech in which he spoke of the importance of involving a large range of people in the conservation of greenery and water resources. Later, Their Imperial Highnesses planted a tree in a ceremony held at … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Queen Mother Meets Japan’s Crown Prince

  May 19, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Bhutan and Japan, Queen Mother Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck of Bhutan and Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck paid a visit to Crown Prince Naruhito in Tokyo today before visiting an exhibition being held with the theme being about happiness in Bhutan. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 28th March 1986 and a year later, Crown Prince Naruhito paid a visit … Continue reading

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