Elaine Lies

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Incoming Imperial monarchs offer Japan something new

National Apr 29, 2019

Incoming Imperial monarchs offer Japan something new

Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife, Crown Princess Masako, represent a lot of firsts for the nation's next Imperial monarchs: university-educated, multilingual and with years of experience living overseas, during which the monarch-to-be even did his own laundry. As they prepare to carve out identities ...