Empress showing signs of possible heart disease

Jul 30, 2015

Empress showing signs of possible heart disease

Empress Michiko has shown possible symptoms of heart disease in an electrocardiogram examination and will undergo a more detailed exam next month, the Imperial Household Agency said. The 80-year-old Empress started complaining of chest pain around late June. Given her possible symptoms of coronary ...

Crown Prince, Princess attend Tonga coronation ceremony

Jul 4, 2015

Crown Prince, Princess attend Tonga coronation ceremony

Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako attended the coronation of Tonga’s new king on Saturday. The coronation service for King Tupou VI was held at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in the capital, Nuku’alofa. The Japanese couple attended a luncheon hosted at the ...

Emperor turns 81, hopes Japan will move forward in peace

Dec 23, 2014

Emperor turns 81, hopes Japan will move forward in peace

Emperor Akihito, on the occasion of his 81st birthday Tuesday, expressed hope that Japan will move forward with other nations as a peaceful country, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year. “I ardently hope that Japan will ...

Princess Aiko turns 13, shows tennis aptitude

Dec 1, 2014

Princess Aiko turns 13, shows tennis aptitude

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 13 years old Monday. The Princess, a first-grader at Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School, developed a fondness for tennis last spring and enjoys playing against her parents on holiday, the ...