Crown prince proclamation ceremonies postponed amid outbreak

National Apr 14, 2020

Crown prince proclamation ceremonies postponed amid outbreak

The government said Tuesday it has postponed this month's ceremonies to celebrate Crown Prince Akishino's ascent to first in line to the chrysanthemum throne amid the new coronavirus outbreak. The Rikkoshi no Rei ceremonies, originally scheduled for Sunday, are intended to proclaim the 54-year-old crown ...

Japan considers postponing ceremonies for Crown Prince Akishino

National Apr 10, 2020

Japan considers postponing ceremonies for Crown Prince Akishino

The government is considering to postpone this month's Rikkoshi no Rei ceremonies, meant to proclaim Crown Prince Akishino's rise to first in line to the throne, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday. The possible delay comes ...

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 ...