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Forum: Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Family 05-03-2004, 12:28 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,565
Posted By nouwrein
CONQUERING ALL "In the face of these...

CONQUERING ALL

"In the face of these obstacles the crown prince seems to have done his best to protect his wife – as he promised to do more than a decade ago. And he has publicly supported and...
Forum: Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Family 05-03-2004, 12:25 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,565
Posted By nouwrein
TOUGH TIMES "Over the next two years, many...

TOUGH TIMES

"Over the next two years, many gestures – including Aiko's visit to her maternal grandparents' home, captured on film – indicated a new openness of approach on the part of the Japanese...
Forum: Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Family 05-03-2004, 12:19 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,565
Posted By nouwrein
GREAT EXPECTATIONS "At the time of the...

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

"At the time of the wedding, the Japanese public believed it wouldn’t be long before the patter of tiny feet was heard in the royal palace. But as time passed – and the crown...
Forum: Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Family 05-03-2004, 12:16 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,565
Posted By nouwrein
ROYAL WEDDING "It’s all been very sudden and...

ROYAL WEDDING

"It’s all been very sudden and we're feeling rather dazed," said the bride-to-be’s mother after the engagement was announced. But Masako, whose future husband had convinced her that...
Forum: Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Family 05-03-2004, 12:14 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,565
Posted By nouwrein
A NEW 'DIANA'? Masako's shy...

A NEW 'DIANA'?

Masako's shy smile, style and demeanour soon led to her being compared to Princess Diana. And like Diana, many expected her to bring a breath of fresh air to a royal family with an...
Forum: Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Family 05-03-2004, 12:11 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,565
Posted By nouwrein
AMBIVALENT ROMANCE "It was in the autumn...

AMBIVALENT
ROMANCE

"It was in the autumn of 1986 that the young diplomat, accompanied by her parents, met Crown Prince Naruhito at a palace party in honour of the Infanta Elena of Spain. Legend...
Forum: Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Family 05-03-2004, 12:08 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,565
Posted By nouwrein
A FUTURE PRINCESS "Born in 1963, the eldest...

A FUTURE PRINCESS

"Born in 1963, the eldest daughter of a top Japanese diplomat, as a child Masako loved sport and animals, and had considered becoming a vet. She was outspoken in class, displayed...
Forum: Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Family 05-03-2004, 12:05 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,565
Posted By nouwrein
CHRYSANTHEMUM THRONE "Although Japanese...

CHRYSANTHEMUM
THRONE

"Although Japanese tradition dates the country's first emperor to 660 BC, written records place the first hereditary head of a unified state early in the fifth century AD....
Forum: Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Family 05-03-2004, 12:02 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,565
Posted By nouwrein
JAPAN'S MASAKO A modern princess seeks...

JAPAN'S MASAKO A modern princess seeks harmony in a traditional world
from hellomagazine.com

Masako Owada was an ambitious, career-driven 29-year-old diplomat when she took on the challenge of a...
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