Empress skips martial arts event due to bout of bronchitis

Dec 11, 2016

Empress skips martial arts event due to bout of bronchitis

Empress Michiko has a mild fever and other symptoms of acute bronchitis, the Imperial Household Agency said Sunday. The 82-year-old wife of Emperor Akihito canceled a planned appearance at the Japan Cup Karatedo Championships in Tokyo in the afternoon. An agency source said the ...

Japan's Prince Hisahito visits Nagasaki atomic bomb sites

Dec 6, 2016

Japan's Prince Hisahito visits Nagasaki atomic bomb sites

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko took their 10-year-old son Prince Hisahito, third in line to the Chrysanthemum throne, to see relics of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Tuesday. On his first visit to Nagasaki during a private trip, Prince Hisahito offered ...

Prince Mikasa laid to rest in Imperial rite

Nov 4, 2016

Prince Mikasa laid to rest in Imperial rite

Emperor Akihito’s uncle, Prince Mikasa, who served in China during World War II and criticized the war waged in his older brother’s name, was laid to rest Friday in solemn ceremonies attended by the Imperial family, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other mourners. Mikasa’s ...

Nov 1, 2016

Prince Mikasa's funeral and tomb to cost ¥289 million

Funeral services and a tomb for Prince Mikasa, who died last week at age 100, will cost an estimated ¥289 million, with the Cabinet deciding Tuesday to disburse ¥209 million of the total from the government’s reserve funds for fiscal 2016. The remaining expenditures ...