Jun 16, 2014

Crown Prince lauds Swiss ties ahead of official visit

Crown Prince Naruhito said he was looking forward to bolstering ties with Switzerland as he prepared to depart for an official visit there this week. “It is very significant to strengthen exchanges with Switzerland, which is known for its international humanitarian spirit and openness ...

Princess Aiko graduates from Gakushuin Primary School

Mar 18, 2014

Princess Aiko graduates from Gakushuin Primary School

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife, Princess Masako, graduated from Gakushuin Primary School on Tuesday. The 12-year-old princess, who attended the commencement ceremony with the royal couple, is scheduled to enrolled at Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School in ...

Crown Prince and Princess celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary

Jun 10, 2013

Crown Prince and Princess celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary

Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako marked their 20th wedding anniversary Sunday just months after the Crown Princess, who has been suffering a stress-induced illness, carried out her first official overseas trip in 11 years. “In the past 20 years, we have experienced ...

Crown Prince turns 53; tapping Emperor's views

Feb 24, 2013

Crown Prince turns 53; tapping Emperor's views

Marking his 53rd birthday Saturday, Crown Prince Naruhito said he has been enjoying a “fruitful time” with Emperor Akihito by regularly discussing his role as a symbol of the state and various other issues. “The Emperor talks about what he felt and experienced, so ...