Crown Prince Akishino and family return from trip to Bhutan

National Aug 25, 2019

Crown Prince Akishino and family return from trip to Bhutan

Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and their son Prince Hisahito returned Sunday from a weeklong private family vacation in Bhutan, the first overseas trip for the 12-year-old heir to the chrysanthemum throne. The family of the crown prince, the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito, ...

Japan's Crown Prince Akishino and family meet Bhutan's king

National Aug 20, 2019

Japan's Crown Prince Akishino and family meet Bhutan's king

Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and their 12-year-old son Prince Hisahito met Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Jetsun Pema on Monday and spent time together in the capital city of Thimphu. A classical Bhutanese dance was performed and a band ...

Prince Hisahito to visit Bhutan on Aug. 16 for first overseas trip

National Jul 31, 2019

Prince Hisahito to visit Bhutan on Aug. 16 for first overseas trip

For his first overseas trip, Prince Hisahito will visit Bhutan for 10 days from Aug. 16 with his parents, Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, the Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday. The 12-year-old prince, who became second in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne following ...

In happy Bhutan, the prime minister is a doc on Saturdays

Asia Pacific May 10, 2019

In happy Bhutan, the prime minister is a doc on Saturdays

It is a Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. Tshering is no ordinary doctor. He is prime minister in the Himalayan kingdom, famous for measuring citizens' Gross ...

China moves to woo Bhutan, to India's displeasure

Asia Pacific / Politics Oct 17, 2018

China moves to woo Bhutan, to India's displeasure

A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemon, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in Bhutan at rival India's expense. China's annexation of Tibet in 1951 and an unresolved border dispute have long been irritants ...