/ May 19, 2017

Japan may announce new Imperial era name in summer 2018

The Japanese government is considering announcing in advance the date for Emperor Akihito’s abdication and the new era name in summer 2018, officials said Thursday. Emperor Akihito’s abdication and Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne are highly likely to take place in ...

Princess Aiko turns 15, slowly learning official duties

Dec 1, 2016

Princess Aiko turns 15, slowly learning official duties

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 15 on Thursday. The princess, now a third-year student at Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School in Tokyo, has been learning more about carrying out official duties over the past year ...