Princess Mako, niece of Japan's Emperor Naruhito, turns 28

National Oct 23, 2019

Princess Mako, niece of Japan's Emperor Naruhito, turns 28

Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito and the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, turned 28 on Wednesday. The princess has engaged in some official duties previously performed by Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko since May 1 when her father became heir ...

Rugby World Cup kicks off in Tokyo

Rugby Sep 20, 2019

Rugby World Cup kicks off in Tokyo

by Andrew McKirdy

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicked off in spectacular style on Friday night with an opening ceremony that paid homage to traditional Japanese culture and featured All Blacks legend Richie McCaw emerging from a giant model of Mount Fuji with the trophy. The ceremony at ...

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 ...

Princess Mako attends anniversary ceremony in Bolivia

National Jul 18, 2019

Princess Mako attends anniversary ceremony in Bolivia

Princess Mako on Wednesday attended a commemoration in Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia, to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants to the South American country. "I express my sincere respect for Japanese immigrants and their descendants who have won trust in Bolivian ...