Oct 28, 2016

Panel draws 16 experts to weigh Emperor's possible abdication

An advisory panel to the government considering Emperor Akihito’s possible abdication Thursday unveiled a list of 16 academics and other experts it will hear from starting next month. The panel is tasked by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to discuss how the burden on ...

Oct 27, 2016

Chronology of the main events in Prince Mikasa's life

Dec. 2, 1915 — Born as the fourth son of Emperor Taisho. April 1932 — Enrolls in the Military Academy and graduates four years later. December 1939 — Enters the Military Staff College. Oct. 22, 1941 — Marries Yuriko Takagi, the second daughter of ...