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Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 09-05-2006, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
Now the baby has been born, the conversation...

Now the baby has been born, the conversation continues on this (https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f68/prince-princess-akishino-have-son-10742.html) thread.
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 09-05-2006, 04:48 PM
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Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
Japan is 13 hours ahead of the US east coast at...

Japan is 13 hours ahead of the US east coast at the moment. They don't do daylight savings, so the time slips by an hour in winter.

This is my favourite way of checking the time in Japan...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 09-05-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
People are singling out Japan here because this...

People are singling out Japan here because this is the Japanese forum and there's a current situation that affects the succession there. If William's wife produces a girl as their firstborn, we'll be...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 09-05-2006, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
She's not whining, she's ill. Please don't tell...

She's not whining, she's ill. Please don't tell me you don't know the difference.

Are you aware of the hostility that's been whipped up against her in Japan? Bloggers and websites and articles...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 09-05-2006, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
It isn't just that it's Akishino and Kiko in...

It isn't just that it's Akishino and Kiko in particular; it's that there's a lot of political and social issues as well. The conservatives in the IHA and other part of the government are fiercely...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 09-05-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
By all accounts, she didn't do it willingly, she...

By all accounts, she didn't do it willingly, she married into the family reluctantly after being put under pressure from her family and the royal family, who were getting concerned about Naruhito's...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 09-05-2006, 01:01 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
[QUOTE] Not that I know of. If it was...

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Not that I know of. If it was an IVF pregnancy, multiple births are possible, but nothing's been said so far.



If Naruhito has a son, he would precede this one. I think if it's...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 09-04-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
Since there are reports that people from the IHA...

Since there are reports that people from the IHA have been putting pressure on Masako and Kiko to have another child, obviously because a boy is needed rather than because the IHA happens to like...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-29-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
-ko is the traditional ending for female names in...

-ko is the traditional ending for female names in Japan. It means "child." Pretty much says it all there, doesn't it, about the way the Japanese view women. Japanese male children in the imperial...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-25-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
In the hugely unlikely event this baby is a girl,...

In the hugely unlikely event this baby is a girl, I think another Kiko pregnancy may be on the cards too.

Of course, she may be carrying twin boys - the heir and the spare in one package, so to...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-25-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
Have a look at this thread: ...

Have a look at this thread:

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f68/japanese-castles-mansions-their-houses-4719.html?highlight=palace
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-24-2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
Kiko did spend some of her childhood in Europe,...

Kiko did spend some of her childhood in Europe, but she didn't spend nearly as long out of the country as Masako. She also went to Gakushuin University, as did her husband, which is where they met,...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-24-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
Well, if you look at the threads about the...

Well, if you look at the threads about the Catholic exclusion in the UK, you'll see several posters complaining about religious discrimination and advocating that the law be changed (seeing as I'm...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-20-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
Well, yes, they're more risky, but in this...

Well, yes, they're more risky, but in this particular case they're playing for high stakes. I mean, there aren't all that many people who would agree that this pregnancy has nothing whatever to do...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-20-2006, 02:26 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
There are other tests that can be done earlier in...

There are other tests that can be done earlier in pregnancy than ultrasound which are considerably more accurate. There are also ways to pretty much ensure ahead of time that the baby is a boy (or...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-19-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
The Civil Service, to which a lot of these...

The Civil Service, to which a lot of these dinosaurs belong, isn't quite as dependent on public opinion as the politicians. And Japan has effectively been ruled by one party for a long time now, so...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-18-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
It's the precious imperial Y chromosome, you see....

It's the precious imperial Y chromosome, you see. They even had geneticists in on the discussion about the succession and what it would mean to let Aiko rule without just being a placeholder for a...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-18-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
I wouldn't feel too sorry for her. If the baby is...

I wouldn't feel too sorry for her. If the baby is a boy, the prospect of Emperor Aksihino and Empress Kiko becomes a possibility if the younger brother outlives the elder. Without this boy, the...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 08-17-2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
It seems more than coincidence that he publicly...

It seems more than coincidence that he publicly sided with the IHA against his brother, his wife gets pregnant, the announcement of the pregnancy is made with a discrepancy between how far along she...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 07-29-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
The government. These "grey men" are basically...

The government. These "grey men" are basically civil servants, not minions of the royals. When the whole culture is slanted in a particular direction, firing individuals isn't going to make any...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 07-28-2006, 01:18 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
Well, I understand what you're saying about...

Well, I understand what you're saying about showing sensitivity toward other cultures, but I'm sure that our expressing our opinions here isn't going to make any difference to the eventual outcome; I...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 07-18-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
Good question. I assume that if serious problems...

Good question. I assume that if serious problems had been detected at any time during the pregnancy, a "miscarriage" would have occurred. But if a boy is born and then has problems that are only...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 07-18-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
So do I. Mind you, the cynic in me is...

So do I.

Mind you, the cynic in me is saying that this is as good a way as any of concealing the actual due date. If she has a caesarean, we won't know how far along she actually was when the...
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 06-05-2006, 12:23 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
Yes, I'd say that was very far fetched...

Yes, I'd say that was very far fetched considering there are easier ways to produce boys. You could probably get into the guild of conspiracy theorists with that one!
Forum: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Family 06-04-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,393
Posted By Elspeth
If the Imperial Y chromosome means as much to...

If the Imperial Y chromosome means as much to them as they say it does, they're not going to be able to do that (unless there happens to be a baby born in the male line of one of the collateral...
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